Project profile — Supporting Smallholder Farmers : A Women’s Economic Empowerment Approach - Nicaragua

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Supporting Smallholder Farmers : A Women’s Economic Empowerment Approach - Nicaragua - Overview
WFP - World Food Programme (XM-DAC-41140)
2020-11-05 - 2024-03-31
Country / region • Nicaragua (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Health
Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business Development Services (25030) (30.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (40.00%)
• General Environmental Protection
Environmental education/training (41081) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve equitable and sustainable livelihoods for women and men smallholder farmers in Nicaragua’s Dry Corridor, with a particular focus on the empowerment of women farmers, to ensure that they can withstand economic and climate shocks. This project uses a women’s economic empowerment approach. The project will support smallholder farmers to become empowered and resilient agricultural producers, capable of adapting to climate change and supplying products of high quality and in quantities to access formal markets. This project also works to improve food security and address impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on poor rural families.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced the enabling environment to promote gender equality among smallholder farmers in rural areas; and (2) strengthened a gender-sensitive climate and economic resilience and climate change adaptation practices of 2,000 women and 2,000 men smallholder farmers.



Original budget $1,750,000
Planned Disbursement $1,000,000
Transaction Date Type Value
28-07-2022 Disbursement $1,000,000
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