Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Official Name: Republic of Cabo Verde
Capital: Praia
Independence Day: 5 July 1975
Currency: Cape verdean escudo (CVE)

Key Results

  • Nearly 8,000 women benefitted from the implementation of four (4) projects in Cape Verde. The Cape Verde Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG) successfully campaigned for the adoption of the Law on Gender-based violence, which was enacted in March 2011 and provides an enhanced set of preventative measures against GBV. ICIEG also undertook numerous initiatives to promote the rights of women.
  • An Agricultural Risk Assessment study was undertaken in 2016. The outcomes of the study highlight: the archipelago geographical condition (risk related to poor conditions of agriculture commodities’ transport between islands); drought conditions and scarcity of water resources, including potable water, water for irrigation and livestock; volcanic eruption and bushfire (related to catastrophic risks) and; a high vulnerability level of rural and urban households whose livelihoods depend mostly on migrant remittances. Building on the study in 2016, a risk assessment study was completed in 2017 which identified five major risk factors for Cape Verde. These include price volatility, drought, plant pest and disease, among other.
  • Five climate change adaptation measures and techniques were identified in the forestry sector, namely: Agroforestry plantations with apiculture; Range Management Areas (RMA) with Grazing Association (GA); Grass planting in stone lined slopes; Conservation Agriculture practices; and Construction of dams and community reservoirs. Further, four climate change mitigation techniques were identified in the forestry sector, namely: Protection of forest reserves; Protection of indigenous woodlands; Agroforestry plantations; and Orchard growing.
  • According to the CAADP Biennial Review Report, the country recorded a rate of 71% for the CAADP completion process. Further, 19% of youth engaged in new job opportunities in agriculture value chains. There has also been an 83.3% increase of the size of irrigated areas from its value of the year 2000 and inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability and peer review are at 67%. With regards to climate and weather related shocks, 53% of farm, pastoral, and fisher households were found to be are resilient.