Argentina: Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity and Increasing Resilience of Small-size Agricultural Producers of the Northeast of Argentina (Project Concept) (UCAR) (ARG/NIE/Agri/2012/1, US$5,640,000)
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Approve the Project Formulation Grant (PFG) request for US$30,000;
(b) Endorse the project concept, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR) to the request made by the technical review;
(c) Request the secretariat to transmit to UCAR the following observations:
i. The fully-developed project document will have to describe for each identified climate threat, the types of activities aiming at addressing it that will be implemented under Component 1;
ii. The fully-developed project document should specify the proportion of classes (A, B,C, D) of family-based agricultural production units (EAP) that
will be targeted, making sure that the most vulnerable ones will be prioritized;
iii. The fully-developed project document should provide more details, under Component 1, of the hybrid technologies adequate for catchment, harvesting and storage of water for small-scale producers;
iv. The fully-developed project document should provide more details of the socio-economic benefits expected from the project;
v. The fully-developed project document should further explore cost efficiency and outline mechanisms to ensure replication and up-scaling;
vi. The fully-developed project document should demonstrate more clearly the adaptation reasoning for each component; and
vii. The fully-developed project document should further demonstrate how the long-term sustainability of the benefits being generated by the project will be taken into account during its implementation.
(d) Request UCAR to transmit the observations in paragraph (c) above to the Government of Argentina; and
(e) Encourage the Government of Argentina to submit through UCAR a fullydeveloped project proposal that would address the observations in paragraph (c) above.