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Detail of GEF Project #1330

GEF Project ID1330
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainable Land Management in the Zambian Miombo Woodland Ecosystem
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
Approval Date2001-09-13
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-05-14
Project Completion Date2008-05-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyThe Land Husbandry Section of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (MAFF)
DescriptionThe goals of the proposed project are: (i) a reduction of carbon emissions from unsustainable slash-and-burn agricultural practices in the Miombo woodlands; (ii) the conservation of globally significant biodiversity; and (iii) improvement of the food security of the local population. In order to achieve these goals, the project will promote a shift in land management from the currently practised chitemene system to a sustainable land management system, based upon integrated ecosystem management (IEM) and conservation farming (CF) principles. The specific objectives of the project are to: (i) identify and assess the applicability of potential IEM and CF techniques; (ii) build local and national capacity in sustainable land management; (iii) facilitate a shift from chitemene to sustainable land management practices in selected pilot areas within the Miombo woodlands; and (iv) extend the experiences gained with sustainable land management to other areas with a comparable agro-ecological environment, both in Zambia and in neighbouring countries.
Implementation StatusA implementation review mission was carried out jointly with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives’ Technical Services Branch (TSB) in January 5-8, 2004 to review implementation progress under the Sustainable Land Management in the Miombo Woodland Ecosystem Project. The objectives of the mission were to review progress made since the last review mission, the status of the Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM) study, the Training of Trainers program, farmer field schools, targeted research, the work plan and budget for 2004 and a financial management review. Action steps plan for the coming year has been prepared and Important steps plan has been drafted for further actions.
GEF Project Grant
747,000 USD
GEF Grant
747,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
603,000 USD
Project Cost
1,350,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
747,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
603,000 USD
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