BOAD hosts regional workshop to promote climate-smart agriculture in West Africa

TANGUIETA (6)Lomé, 9 January 2018. The regional workshop to validate the complete proposal of the project to promote climate-smart agriculture in West Africa was held at the headquarters of the West African Development Bank (BOAD). Present at the opening of the workshop was Mr. Andre Johnson, Minister of Environment and Forest Resources of Togo.

The project, to be deployed in five West African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Togo, will seek to foster inclusive growth, food security and mobilize grants and concessional financing from the financing mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

As a product of the collaborative effort between BOAD and sub-regional institutions, the project will also seek to reduce the vulnerability of farmers and pastoralists to climate risks by scaling up best practices in land, water, transhumance and climate services.

This first regional-scale project estimated at a cost of US$14 million (XOF7 billion) is in line with BOAD’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan and environmental and climate strategy. The funds can be fully mobilized in the form of grants from the Adaptation Fund.


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