En cours

Duration of the project

5 years (2024-2028)


Farmers resilience to climate change

Preservation of biodiversity and Mangrove restoration 

Agriculture livelihood

Water management system


Total budget

9 955 000 USD


Farming communities of the north-west regions of Cacheu and Oio

Women: 70% of the 82,450 direct beneficiaries 


Countries concerned

Adaptation of agricultural production systems in Coastal Areas of Northwest Guinea-Bissau - APICA-GNB

Agriculture is the primary socio-economic activity in Guinea Bissau with a GDP contribution of more than 50% and employing more than 80% of the active population.
Climate change trends and projections show a rise in temperature, an increase of rainfall variability and a rise in the sea level that will mainly affect coastal areas and impacts its agricultural output.

In the low-laying areas of the north-west regions of Cacheu and Oio, the increase of the mean sea level and decrease of rainfall amounts lead to excessive saline soils bordering the rivers, where rice fields are located in associated mangrove swamps. Furthermore, increasing rainfall variability puts farming communities at even greater risk as they highly depend on natural resources.

The main objective of APICA-GNB is to strengthen agriculture livelihood resilience to climate change for the most vulnerable populations of the Cacheu and Oio regions in the north-western part of Guinea-Bissau.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Developing the technical and institutional capacity of government and civil society,
  • Adapting the water management system to climate risks in coastal areas
  • Building farming communities’ resilience to climate change.
Financial partners
  • Green Climate Fund - GCF
Technical partners
  • Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo - ADPP Guinée Bissau

The APICA GNB project official kick-off - February 6, 2024 - Guinea Bissau

The first Climate Change adaptation project financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Guinea-Bissau, implemented by the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and executed by Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo Guinea Bissau (ADPP-GB) for a period of five years, officially kicked off on February 6, 2024.

Key Achievements

Expected Results of APICA-GNB project:

  • Capacities and knowledge on climate risks are strengthened
  • Water Management System at community level improved and adapted to climate change resilience
  • Rice farmers capacities in Mangrove areas are enhanced to address climate change threats.