Project

Climate Adaptive Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture for Resilience (CAISAR)

Sector

Agricultural development

Financing chart
Financing Gap (USD)
5,009,025
Target group
71,000
Households
Project target area

4 provinces located in the Lower Tonle Sap basin: Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Kandal, and Pursat

 
Summary
Climate Adaptive Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture for Resilience (CAISAR) aims to increase resilience and adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers. The project objective is to increase climate adaptation, mitigate the negative impact of extreme climate events, and improve livelihoods of vulnerable communities in the four provinces of Cambodia located in the Lower Tonle Sap basin.
Components and Objectives
CAISAR has three main components:
Component 1: Improving farm-level climate adaptation, resilience, and water use efficiency. Its objective is to build sustainable climate adaptation solutions for smallholder farmers and enhance engagement in sustainable water-user practices through evidence-based planning and context-relevant climate resilient practices at the farm level.
Component 2: Climate-proofing water infrastructure for increased resilience. It is linked with Component 1 and focuses on rehabilitating and modernizing irrigation infrastructure, including canals, ponds and their climate proofing to provide efficient climate-resilient irrigation systems and building flood protection infrastructure with increased application of nature-based solutions.
Component 3. Institutional Strengthening. It involves strengthening the institutional capacity and capacity development of Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and National Committee for sub-national Democratic Development.
Financing

Total project cost

185,009,025

IFAD financing
 

0.0 %
0

International cofinancing

97.3 %
180,000,000
80,000,000
Green Climate Fund
100,000,000
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

National cofinancing

0.0 %
0

Financing
gap

2.7 %
5,009,025

Approval date

Expected to be approved by 2024

Expected duration

2024 –
2031

Lending terms

Blend

Income level

Lower-middle Income

Replenishment cycle

IFAD 12

Implementing agency

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology

Contact information

Country Director: 
Frew 
Behabtu 
Email: f.behabtu@ifad.org
Mobile: 
+918448610934