The Enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+)
The Enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme
Despite producing a third of the world’s food while bearing the brunt of climate change impacts, small-scale farmers receive just 1.7 per cent of global climate finance.
Launched in 2021, the Enhanced Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP+) is envisioned to be the largest fund dedicated to channelling climate finance to small-scale producers. It aims to mobilize US$500 million and is expected to benefit more than 10 million people by:
- Leveraging existing climate finance for small-scale producers.
- Increasing the resilience of small-scale producers.
- Transforming food systems.
- Reducing climate threats to food security.
- Mitigating and sequestering carbon to help achieve commitments, including nationally determined contributions and National Adaptation Plans.
ASAP+ builds on IFAD’s expertise in investing in rural communities and on the lessons from ASAP1 and ASAP2. Initial priorities focus on the intersection of climate, conflict and fragility in the Sahel, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen. ASAP+ also supports emerging priorities, such as forest restoration and Indigenous Peoples in the Brazilian Amazon.
Going forward, the focus will expand to the intersection between climate, biodiversity, gender and nutrition, while supporting new finance mechanisms to catalyse private sector investment in climate adaptation for small-scale agriculture.
Senior Technical Specialist - SECAP, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division
Climate Change and Environment Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division
ASAP PLUS PROJECTS in table
|Project Name||Regional Division||Country|
|Family Farming Development Programme – Diffa Expansion (ProDAF)||West and Central Africa||Niger|
|Strengthening smallholder resilience to climate change (PSSRC)||West and Central Africa||Burkina Faso|
|Adaptive Agriculture and Rangeland Rehabilitation Project (A2R2)||Near East and North Africa||Somalia|
|Rural Livelihood Development Project (RLDP)||Near East and North Africa||Yemen|
|Programme for Participatory Agriculture and Climate Transformation (PACT) + (CompensAction component)||East and Southern Africa||Ethiopia|
|Programme for Rural Irrigation Development (PRIDE)||East and Southern Africa||Malawi|
|Amazon Sustainable Management Project (PAGES)||Latin America and the Caribbean||Brazil|
|(CompensAction) Promotion of PES for deforestation-free supply chains||Latin America and the Caribbean||Brazil|
|CompensAction) Regeneration of Landscapes and Livelihoods (ROLL)||East and Southern Africa||Lesotho|