Project profile — Supporting Smallholder Farmers - COVID-19 Response - Nicaragua


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2020-11-05 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Nicaragua (100.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (70.00%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (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)


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. This project supports 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 enabling environment to promote gender equality among smallholder farmers in rural areas; and (2) strenghtened and gender-sensitive climate and economic resilience and climate change adaptation practices of 2,000 women and 2,000 men smallholder farmers.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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