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Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change by Mainstreaming Adaptation Concerns into Agriculture Sector Development
Commissioning Unit: Liberia
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Liberia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

MOA/UNDP/EPA collaborate to re-organize, institutionalize and establish support for the flagship Think Tank initiative within the institutional arrangement of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project implementation for advocacy and promotion towards realizing the long-term objectives of CCA mainstreaming into LASIP at the national, sub-national (county) and community levels. Consider and select CARI, University of Liberia College of Agriculture and Forestry, or The Center for Policy studies (CERPS) to host and foster the Think Tank to ensure sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

Acknowledged. UNDP has been requested to upscaled/replicate this project in other counties. Re-organizing, institutionalizing and providing support for the Think Tank will be prioritized in the next project document.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Re-organize, institutionalize and establish support for the flagship Think Tank initiative.
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/04/05]
SET Pillar 2020/05 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project will not be scaled up at this time.]
History
2. Recommendation:

MOA/FAO collaborate, institutionalize and support the FFS system (adapted as means of transferring climate smart agriculture-CSA) and the trained FBOs, LNGOs under the project so as to drive the replication and scaling up the successful piloted and demonstrated results of the project CCA measures and best practices towards achieving increased adoption intensity country-wide.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

Acknownledged. It will be considered under the new project document.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a. Re-organize the 200 farmers trained in Bong and Grand Gedeh Counties.
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/04/05]
SET Pillar 2020/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project will not be scaled up at this time.]
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b. Hold two refresher workshops and discussion institutionalization of the FFS
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/04/05]
SET Pillar 2020/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project will not be scaled up at this time.]
History
3. Recommendation:

MOA/UNDP collaborate to develop and implement the county adaptation framework to integrate and mainstream CCA, CRM, CCM  into the county extension services, planning systems, and the research institutions and universities as  effective national  technical institutional arrangements to support and drive the FAO-FFS system approach; and  facilitate effective replication, scaling up and increase adoption intensity of the project demonstrated results from the limited investment in climate resilient and adaptation technologies and practices.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

Liberia is currently implementing a National Adaption plans project. A national adaptation framework is being developed in addition to the climate change investment plan. Efforts will be made to integrate and mainstream CCA, CRM and CCM during the implementation of the upscaling project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a. Develop country adaptation plan
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/12/30]
SET Pillar 2021/12 Completed Through the NAPs Project, The National Adaptation Plan was developed. History
b. Ensure CCA, CRM and CCM is mainstreamed in county extension services.
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/08/13]
SET Pillar 2021/06 Completed Mainstreaming CCA, CRM and CCM in county extension services are being supported through various UNDP projects including the LCDF in Sinoe, Energy & Environment and MMCRP. Long-term sustainability of these efforts will require ownership and resource commitment from the Government. Ongoing initiatives such as the Nationally Determined Commitments submitted in August 2021 are supportive of these efforts History
4. Recommendation:

MOA/UNDP provide support to land title registration of parcels of land suitable for SRI to facilitate the use of such landed property by identifiable farmers as equity in private-public partnership for large scale CSA agriculture and increase adoption intensity of the demonstrated climate resilient and adaptation technologies and practices country-wide.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

Noted for future project development and implementation.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation:

The UNDP/FAO complementarity approach demonstrated in this project implementation, wherever envisaged as feasible for adoption in future projects, should be integrated in the front-end design specifying clear mandates and fiduciary arrangement. Such synergy and collaboration of UN-agencies could respond to the 2016 quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) of the UNDS and UNIDAF aimed at increasingly effective ways of complementarity of comparative advantages to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) in general; and SDG-13: climate action under the Paris Agreement.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

This is well noted for for furture project development and implementation. The involvement of FAO was requested by the Ministry of Agriculture through a no-objection letter to UNDP for FAO to implement component 2 of the project.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

The on-going UNDP/GoL NAP/NAPA process should collate and manage the information and knowledge products generated, documented and published at the websites of FAO, UNDP and MOA under the project; and build on the knowledge products to facilitate integrating and mainstreaming the project adaptive response and coping mechanisms in the extension services and planning systems  of the pilot counties (Bong County and Grand Gede County); and facilitate the replication of the project outcomes in the two counties and the other counties.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2020/12/13]

UNDP has been endorsed to replicate the project in other counties. Lessons learnt will are very useful for future projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Collate the NAPs project knowledge products and upload at the websites of FAO, UNDP and MoA for use in extensive services.
[Added: 2019/03/18] [Last Updated: 2021/04/05]
SET Pillar 2019/12 Completed The NAPs project has partnered with key national counterparts and and updated website. History

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