At a glance

Duration
to
Status
Active programmes
Region
Africa
Country
Mauritius
Partners
Republic of Mauritius
Countries involved
1
Total budget
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Sector(s)
GCCA priority area(s)
Effects of climate change on the region

The Republic of Mauritius is a middle-income island state that is prone to natural hazards and disasters; with climate change, the agriculture sector has become particularly at risk with more extreme climate variability and weather events affecting production and productivity.

The GCCA+ Flagship Initiative would support the Republic of Mauritius to address mainly adaptation but also significantly mitigation to climate change in the country. Stakeholders’ consultations and field missions carried out in Mauritius and Rodrigues resulted in the formulation of a specific climate change adaptation intervention targeting vulnerable small holders in the agriculture sector.

The objectives will be achieved through two results: Firstly, the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security (MAIFS) and Rodrigues’ Regional Assembly-Commission for Agriculture's capacity will be enhanced to provide climate smart agricultural advice and services to small holders as well as to assess best climate smart practices and projects. Secondly, supporting small holders adopt climate smart agricultural and/or disaster risk reduction measures at local / watershed level.  

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Country groups
Main activities per result

The following results are expected:

  • Result 1: Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security (MAIFS) and Rodrigues Regional Assembly’s Commission for Agriculture's capacity are enhanced to provide climate smart agricultural advice and services to small holders as well as to assess best climate smart practices and projects;

  • Result 2: Small holders adopt climate smart agricultural and/or disaster risk reduction practices at local / watershed level.

A Call for Proposals will be launched towards public sector operators (government parastatal bodies), civil society organisations and Local Authorities to implement direct actions towards vulnerable small holders on climate smart agriculture and/or disaster risk reduction measures at local or watershed level. The Call will endeavour to support project related to climate smart agricultural and/or disaster risk reduction measures.  Smallholders' linkages to markets should be analysed and, if needed, addressed through actions aimed at improving smallholders marketing conditions.