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Detail of GEF Project #1053

GEF Project ID1053
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainable Management of Globally Significant Endemic Ruminant Livestock of West Africa
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program13
PDF-A Approval Date2000-08-22
Pipeline Entry Date2001-05-14
PDF-B Approval Date2001-09-25
Approval Date2004-09-27
CEO Endorsement Date2007-05-14
GEF Agency Approval Date2007-06-28
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyGambia (Department of Livestock Services) Guinea (Direction Nationale de l’Elevage) Mali (Direction Nationale de la Conservation de la Nature) Senegal (Direction de l’Elevage)
DescriptionThe overall goal of the project is to ensure sustainable populations of targeted endemic ruminant livestock breeds in four West African countries, in order to improve rural economies and to ensure the conservation of these breeds and their globally unique genetic traits. The specific objectives of the project are: a) Establishment of effective models for community based management of endemic ruminant livestock and their habitat at project pilot sites; b) Enhanced productivity of purebred species through selective breeding and production improvements; c) Implementation of incentive schemes to foster optimal valorization of endemic livestock, improved marketing and distribution channels for dairy products and crafts, and increased off take and exports of endemic purebreds to neighboring countries; d) Harmonized sub-regional policies for livestock management, including transhumance (herd movements); e) A system of regional information sharing, cooperation and exchanges relevant to endemic ruminant livestock.
Implementation StatusCo-financing from the AfDB has been confirmed, as well as the financing modality (parallel). The Bank chose ITC as executing agency. During the PAC meeting, the management and execution arrangements proposed by ILRI did not meet the consent of all parties. New management arrangements and execution modalities (execution by UNOPS which will subcontract ILRI for some project activies) are currently under discussion. The submission of the project document for CEO endorsement is planned for December 2006.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
470,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
10,495,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
19,593,000 USD
Project Cost
30,088,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
866,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
10,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
36,586,036 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
47,081,036 USD
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