The United Kingdom has announced a new £95 million Propcom+ investment on climate-resilient and sustainable agriculture in Nigeria to enhance productivity, adapt and build resilience, and protect and restore nature.
The new Propcom+ will help over four million Nigerians, including two million women, to increase productivity and adapt to the effects of climate change, while at the same time reducing emissions.
The UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, who announced this also pledged the new UK support worth over £100 million to developing countries to deal with climate change at the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on Monday.
Propcom+ is a UK International Climate Finance (ICF) programme which aims to support the transformation of Nigeria’s rural economy throughanintegratedapproach that addresses challenges in environmental, social, and economic dimensions of Nigeria’s food and land-use system. It will do this by addressing the key barriers to sustainable agricultural development to increase productivity, enhance resilience to climate change, pursue lower emissions, improve access to nutritious diets, as well as helping tackle some of Nigeria’s underlying drivers of conflict.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said: “The Glasgow Climate Pact gave the world the tools to limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees and buildasecureandsustainablefuture. Now is the time for all countries to step up their action on climate change and deliver the tangible change needed. The UK will continue to play a leading role in this mission. The funding we have announced will support countries which are facing the devastating impact of climate change, to adapt effectively.”