Climate-resilient Food Security for Farming Households across the Federated States of Micronesia

The GCF project “Climate-resilient food security for farming households across the Federated States of Micronesia” (SAP020, approved March 2021) is a multi-year project starting in January 2022 and is the first comprehensive national effort to focus on increasing the resilience of FSM’s most vulnerable communities to food insecurity in the face of climate change. The project targets all households in the FSM high islands undertaking some form of farming approximately 68,250 direct beneficiaries (across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) with 63% of HHs conducting some form of agriculture and forestry). The project specifically works to improve technical capacity and coordination for CSA planning and policy, support improved decision-making for agriculture through downscaled climate information, increase availability, stability, and accessibility of locally grown food for food security, improve nutritional outcomes for vulnerable households, develop new opportunities for income and household productivity, and strengthen climate resilient value chains across the agriculture sector by implementing three interrelated components:

1. Establish an enabling environment for adaptive action and investment including strengthening the evidence base for adaptation, mainstreaming climate risk into development planning, and disseminating actionable climate information to community and State decision makers. This would include integrating potential infectious diseases, whose spread and reach is exacerbated by climate change.

2. Enhance the food security of vulnerable households by introducing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices. This includes establishing agroforestry systems, capacity building for extension agents, awareness building and training for FSM households, and developing reserve capacity for climate disruption.

3. Strengthen climate-resilient value-chains and market linkages across the agriculture sector. This includes the development of new markets for local agriculture, enhanced food processing and preservation, and increasing awareness and consumption of local food.

Countries: Federated States of Micronesia

Impact Area: Sustainable livelihood, Conservation, Climate change

Project Status: In progress (2nd year)

Project ID: SAP020

Project Type: Category C

Implementing Agency: Micronesia Conservation Trust

Executing Agency: The FSM National Government through its Department of Resources and Development and Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management, and the College of Micronesia-FSM

Partners: FSM National Government, COM-FSM, State Governments, Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)

Funding Source: Green Climate Fund

Project Grant: USD $ 8,583,350

Co-Financing: USD $ 810,000

Agency Fee: USD $ 729,584.75

Total Cost: $10,122,934.75

Project Duration and Start Date: 5 years project duration, contract signed on 19th March 2021, effective date 22ndJuly 2021

Project Documents:

GCF-FSM Food Security SAP020 Proposal

GCF-FSM Food Security SAP020 Budget

GCF-FSM Food Security SAP020 Factsheet