UNDP’s Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP), is funded by the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). It started in 2014 and will run through to 2019. Together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock (MAIL), UNDP implemented more than 100 livelihoods projects, including building greenhouses and training farmers on how to process and store food, as well as to protect 800 hectares of land from flooding. The project improved irrigation for 500 hectares of agricultural land and helped communities repair 30 canals.
As of now, 800 women & 150 men understand climate-resilient farming and alternative livelihoods. Around 15 women self-help groups are engaged in sustainably profitable livelihoods and 150 farmers benefitted from increased livestock production through rehabilitation of 400 hectares of degraded rangeland.
Furthermore, UNDP environment projects are helping people adapt and finding jobs in the face of climate change, bringing clean power to rural areas, preparing for natural disasters, establishing and protecting national parks, and conserving biodiversity for future generations.