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Adaptation Fund

Building resilience for adaptation to climate change and climate vulnerabilities in agriculture in Saint Lucia


The productivity of Saint Lucia's agriculture sector is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Extreme climate events such as hurricanes, intense rainfall, floods, droughts and temperature changes have resulted in devastating losses to farms. Aquaculture farmers experience losses, as the ponds go into disuse from siltation.

The goal of this project is to build resilience in Saint Lucia’s agriculture sector by enhancing the sector's adaptive capacities for climate change and climate variability. The project objective is to increase the resilience of rural farm communities, increasing farm productivity, water and livelihood security and reducing vulnerability to natural hazards, climate vulnerability and change.

Project Components

Component 1:                                                                                                                                Building resilience and sustainability of farming systems through interventions for water security, soil conservation and management.

Component 2:                                                                                                                                Establishing green agro-parks, including the use of solar energy, for increased efficiency in resilience farming systems.

Component 3:                                                                                                                                Knowledge management and transfer for capacity building to institutional and local level adaptive capacities.


National Designated Authority                                                                                  Department of Sustainable Development

Implementing Entity                                                                                                   Caribbean Development Bank

Executing Entity                                                                                                                    Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives

Sector                                                                                                                                Agriculture

Grant Amount                                                                                                                           USD 9,858,570

Approval Date                                                                                                                    07/08/2019

Start Date                                                                                                                            09/03/2021

Duration                                                                                                                                         4 years


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