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Detail of GEF Project #1538

GEF Project ID1538
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program13
Pipeline Entry Date2002-03-25
PDF-B Approval Date2002-07-15
Approval Date2004-05-21
CEO Endorsement Date2005-05-11
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-06-09
Project Completion Date2012-08-31
Project StatusProject Completion
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Agriculture, Lifestock and Fisheries
DescriptionThe objective of the project is to promote the adoption of integrated production systems in agricultural and livestock landscapes to increase productivity within a context of holistic ecosystem and natural resources management while conserving soils,water, grasslands, and biodiversity. IBRD will finance the productive and competitive components related to agriculture and livestock. The GEF component will finance the incremental costs required to restore or improve the capacity of the productive rural landscape to maintain ecological processes and conserve biodiversity. As such the project will promote multiple-land use practices for biodiversity conservation outside protected areas. Specific objectives include: a)To conserve natural resources and biodiversity by developing appropriate technologies for increasing productivity of agricultural systems (crops, pastures, livestock) while ensuring biodiversity conservation (IBRD and GEF) b)Promote the adoption of production systems to conserve soils, reduce grazing impact, reduce erosion risk and enhance the efficient use of water resources (surface and subterranean) (IBRD) c)Understand the carbon sequestration potential of various land-use practices and delineate a strategy to promote carbon sequestration in Uruguay’s productive landscapes(GEF) d)Promote awareness about biodiversity conservation in the productive sectors and build capacity at the institutional and landowner level for holistic management of natural resources, integrating biodiversity conservation in productive landscapes(IBRD and GEF)
Implementation StatusProject was approved by the Board on June 7, 2005.
PDF B Amount
335,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
7,335,500 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,000,000 USD
Project Cost
19,335,500 USD
GEF Agency Fees
599,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
7,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
88,850,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
96,185,500 USD
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