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Detail of GEF Project #1259

GEF Project ID1259
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIn-situ Conservation of Crop Wild Relatives through Enhanced Information Management and Field Application
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program13; 4
Pipeline Entry Date2000-03-22
PDF-B Approval Date2000-04-07
Approval Date2002-10-15
CEO Endorsement Date2004-03-02
GEF Agency Approval Date2004-03-24
Project Completion Date2010-10-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyVarious government ministries of Armenia, Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy
Description The objective of the project is the safe and effective conservation of crop wild relatives and their increased availability for crop improvement in Armenia, Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.
Implementation StatusFormal agreements for information exchange have been signed and work on evaluating benefit-sharing mechanisms has begun. All countries have conducted eco-geographic field surveys for priority taxa and have agreed to use the same national information system. Core and additional descriptors for information systems have been agreed upon and schemas have been designed. A species database containing CWR species names has been developed for the international system. The legal framework has been reviewed in all countries. All countries have selected priority taxa for conservation actions; a total of 40 genera have been selected. Armenia and Uzbekistan have selected protected areas for which to develop CWR management plans. Information on accessions of 1153 CWR species is now in electronic format. National partners have conducted information-management training and training in Red Listing procedures was delivered in Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. Baseline awareness surveys have been analyzed and awareness-raising strategies initiated.
PDF B Amount
335,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,827,025 USD
GEF Grant
6,162,025 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,516,969 USD
Project Cost
12,678,994 USD
GEF Agency Fees
498,500 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,827,025 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,176,969 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
12,338,994 USD
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