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Detail of GEF Project #1420

GEF Project ID1420
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameReducing Dependence on POPs and other Agro-Chemicals in the Senegal and Niger River Basins through Integrated Production, Pest and Pollution Management
CountryRegional
RegionRegional
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program14; 10
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-06
PDF-B Approval Date2001-08-06
Approval Date2005-06-08
CEO Endorsement Date2008-04-28
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-06-01
Project StatusUnder Implementation
GEF AgencyUNEP
Executing AgencyGlobal IPM Facility
DescriptionThe project is focused on the two principal river basins in the West African sub-region, the Niger and Senegal River Basins, and addresses riverine contamination issues related mostly to irrigated-farming activities in six countries. The Project Development objective is to protect transboundary waters in the Niger and Senegal River Basins through elimination of POPs pesticide-use and substantial reduction and elimination of other toxic pesticides used in agriculture; while augmenting agricultural productivity and net economic benefits to farmers. The Project Purpose is to demonstrate best practices for contaminant prevention and increased agricultural productivity through participatory farmer-education approaches. Key project objectives are: 1) awareness raising and establishing community baselines, 2) assessments of freshwater contaminants, 3) developing Best Practices, and 4) developing IPPM community and trainer networks.
Implementation StatusProject in appraisal.
PDF B Amount
372,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,105,330 USD
GEF Grant
4,477,830 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,827,510 USD
Project Cost
9,305,340 USD
GEF Agency Fees
442,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,105,330 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,458,160 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,935,990 USD
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