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Detail of GEF Project #1248

GEF Project ID1248
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameReducing Pesticide Run-off to the Caribbean Sea
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program10
Pipeline Entry Date1998-07-01
PDF-B Approval Date1998-07-01
Approval Date2002-05-17
CEO Endorsement Date2005-02-28
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-10-28
Project Completion Date2011-06-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencySecretariat for the Cartagena Convention (UNEP-CAR/RCU) with the National Executing Agencies
DescriptionThe main objective of the project is to protect the Caribbean marine environment by reducing the use of, and reliance on, pesticides in agricultural activities. The project will assist Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to implement management practices and measures to control the use of pesticides in the agricultural sector. Project elements include monitoring and assessment of impact; demonstration of technology alternatives to intensive pesticide use and management practices to reduce runoff and runoff impact; education and training; development of incentives/institutional strengthening; and information management and dissemination. The various elements will be co-ordianted through demonstration projects that will serve also as the basis for development and implementation of sustainable and widely applicable interventions in the region.
Implementation StatusRegional and National project management structures have been set-up. A Project Manager is on board and National Coordinators were appointed by the National Focal Points. In a first Steering Committee meeting agreements were made on the project implementation mechanisms; the original workplan and budget were reviewed. Terms of reference have been drafted and approved for the advisory panels and for the demo projects on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). The demo projects are in preparatory phase: the National Committees are working on the selection of demo projects and the composition of the advisory panels that will develop demo project guidelines.
PDF B Amount
295,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,290,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,585,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,752,000 USD
Project Cost
10,337,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,290,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
5,524,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
10,109,000 USD
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