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.


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Flavia Perusini

Climate Change and Environment Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division

Hisham Zehni

Senior Technical Specialist - SECAP, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division



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

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