Project Reference Profiles – India(IN08) Greening of commodity value chains

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1, SO5, SO6
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2019
End Date q1 Dec 31 2020
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 104,886
Budget Percentage 97%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 101,964
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 104886
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any EU-SPIPA through GIZ
Thematic Area
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Project context, objectives and description

India produces around 24% of the world’s tea production. Tea industry is India’s second largest employer with over 3.5 million people employed. 

The relationship between tea yield and climatic factors implies that long-term climate change will impact the key physiological and developmental processes that determine the yield of tea. As yield is directly associated with revenue, any change in yield attributable to climate change will impact the revenue and dependent livelihoods of small holders and women laborers employed by them. 

The project objective is to help shape the enabling policy and investment framework needed to develop financially viable and bankable climate resilient and sustainable tea cultivation business models, which could be integrated into the lending portfolio of financial institutions. This project is aligned with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing, and institutional frameworks, IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies, and IO3. Improved multi-directional knowledge sharing and learning to empower local and external agents necessary to drive green growth processes in partner governments. 

GGGI will undertake the carbon footprint analysis and support the adaptation analysis led by GIZ to arrive at adaptation and mitigation measures as well as manage the design of an integrated and climate resilient and inclusive business model for the tea value chain and the tea growing regions. Together, GGGI and GIZ show enough evidence to mainstream climate into Tea Board’s Tea Sector Climate Change Action Plan. The findings of the analysis and consultations are expected to strengthen governments at different levels and help them mainstream specific measures in their plans and policies. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Economically viable, climate resilient commodity production system for tea growers in the 5 States in India. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019: 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

Policy Assignment:  

  • GGGI’s Carbon Footprint Analysis Report based on the Small Tea Growers was accepted by Tea Board and based on the finding in the report requested GGGI to help in accessing NAFCC funds.

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Advisory outputs for inform investment proposals Concept Note to access National Adaptation Fund For Climate Change (NAFCC) for 5 states (Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh) is approved by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC). 
  • Detailed Project Report under preparation. If successful, this project would be the first sector specific project (Tea Sector) to access adaptation funds from NAFCC to the tune of about USD 18 Million for 5 states. 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products: N/A

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Shantanu Gotmare 

UnnikrishnanMark Gibson 


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