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Detail of GEF Project #1732

GEF Project ID1732
UNDP PMIS ID1653
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIn-Situ Conservation of Andean Crops and their Wild Relatives in the Humahuaca Valley, the Southernmost Extension of the Central Andes
CountryArgentina
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program13
PDF-A Approval Date2000-12-05
Approval Date2005-03-08
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-10-17
Project Completion Date2010-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyFUCEMA
DescriptionThe objective of the proposed project is to ensure that indigenous farmers in the Humahuaca Valley of Argentina adopt improved on-farm conservation and management, based on traditional production practices that contribute to in-situ conservation of selected globally significant Andean crop varieties and their wild relatives.
Implementation StatusJan-March 2007: During the three month period, a new encounter of cooks was held in the Community of Coctaca with the participation of one hundred women from different communities in the area which are included in the project. The activities related to the letter of agreement on educational issues were completed. A draft of a manual including elementary school educators of the Humahuaca Valley was submitted to the UCP. New stages in the commercial, legal, database and cartography activities were developed. A workshop was held with the project staff to discuss different issues regarding webpage development. The Field Work Coordinator and the Technical Coordinator visited Cochabamba and La Paz (Bolivia) in view to the preparation of a trip of the conservationist farmers in which they will exchange experiences with other similar projects.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
938,200 USD
GEF Grant
963,200 USD
Cofinancing Total
908,660 USD
Project Cost
1,871,860 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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