Nigeria - Abatement of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector by Reducing Open Field Burning (No Burn Alternatives) [NG-22-003]

by CCAC - 28 July, 2023


This project responds to a request by the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) and Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to support the promotion of efficient management and alternative utilization of farm wastes to reduce/prevent burning of farm residues, replacing such practices with clean air alternatives based on low-tech mechanical conversion and further use/processing of cleared biomass.

CCAC has worked with Nigeria to conduct satellite-derived analytics to determine locations where no-burn and climate smart agricultural interventions can be applied in Nigeria; this work produced open burning mapping that the proposed project can build on. 


  • The government and farmers increase their knowledge and capacity on the implementation of no burn alternative practices  
  • The government’s extension service increases its capacity on climate smart agriculture practices 
  • The farmers uptake farming practices that lead to reduced open burning 


The project should deliver at a minimum:   

  • Advocacy engagement and outreach activities with farmer groups, farmer organizations, key agriculture sector opinion leaders and groups in selected geopolitical zones with high incidence of open burning prevalence. 
  • Trainings and demonstrations of no-burn/alternative practices to pilot farmer groups in selected geopolitical zones, with the aim of increasing adoption of these practices Capacity building to extension services staff in federal and state ministries for continued, sustainable diffusion of the training outcomes leading to the sustainability of the project.  


To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements: 

  • Are complete and submitted before the deadline 
  • Are submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity 
  • Requested funding falls within the indicated cost range and the project duration is less than 24 months 
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected 


Eligible applicants are invited to apply before the deadline by downloading the Application Form.  

It is recommended that applicants review the Guidance for Applicants prior to completing the Application Form.  

The completed Application Form should be submitted to secretariat [at] (secretariat[at]ccacoalition[dot]org) before 19 October 2022.

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Quality: the clarity of the proposed outputs and activities and the extent to which they will deliver the expected outcomes
  • Experience: evidence of the project team’s understanding of the national planning process and short-lived climate pollutants, and their ability to deliver the proposed project
  • Value for money: the level of funding requested for project delivery
  • Alignment: how well the proposal demonstrates its contribution to the CCAC 2030 Strategy and National Planning, Policy, and Implementation Engagement Strategy


  1. A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners.  
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application.
  3. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.
  4. Projects are expected to be launched in 2023. 


More information regarding Nigeria’s involvement as a CCAC Partner is available on their Partner Page.


Estimated project cost
USD 200,000