Project

Reducing climate vulnerability and emissions through sustainable livelihoods(Resilient Balsas Basin)

Sector

Rural development

Financing chart
Financing Gap (USD)
3,200,000
Target group
141,372
Households
Project target area

Mexico, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla and Tlaxcala

 
Summary
The Balsas Basin has some of the highest levels of poverty, social and economic lags and exposure to climate vulnerability in the country. The Project aims to promote a paradigm shift that transforms current agricultural and natural resource management practices. New models will be generated to improve the livelihoods of people living in poverty or extreme poverty and in degraded or marginalized areas. The project also aims to reduce GHG emissions while increasing the resilience of the people, ecosystems and production activities in the Basin.
Components and Objectives
Resilient Balsas Basin has three components.
Component1: Strengthening capacities for territorial governance, mitigation, and adaptation to climate change.
It will establish participatory mechanisms for local and micro-watershed planning, setting up social rules supporting the necessary conditions to promote territorial land-use governance adapted to the conditions of marginalization and climate change in the Basin.
Component2: Investment for the adaptive management of ecosystems, strengthening of productive systems and development of resilient value chains. It seeks to strengthen ecosystem services by increasing their capacity for resilience as well as the sustainability of the productive systems of small rural producers and indigenous and Afro-Mexican peoples, while enhancing market participation.
Component3: Development of the climate information system, knowledge management and SSTC, and monitoring and evaluation. It seeks to operationalize a climate information system and knowledge generation for decision-making and climate risk management in the Basin.
Financing

Total project cost

94,500,000

IFAD financing
 

40.7 %
38,453,000
38,453,000
IFAD

International cofinancing

41.8 %
39,500,000
39,500,000
Green Climate Fund

National cofinancing

14.1 %
13,347,000
13,347,000
National Government

Financing
gap

3.4 %
3,200,000

Approval date

29 December 2021

Expected duration

2022 –
2030

Lending terms

Ordinary

Income level

Upper-middle Income

Replenishment cycle

IFAD 11

Implementing agency

National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR)

Contact information

Country Director: 
Maija 
Peltola 
Email: m.peltola@ifad.org