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Detail of GEF Project #2402

GEF Project ID2402
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation, Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Reducing Poverty (SLaM)
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program15
Approval Date2004-04-14
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-03-03
Project Completion Date2010-03-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUniversity of Ghana and Consortium of Partners
DescriptionThe overall goal of the project is to contribute to sustainable ecosystem-based integrated land management in globally, nationally and locally significant land resources in agricultural areas under threat of land degradation, for greater ecosystem stability, enhanced food security and improved rural livelihoods. Immediate Objectives: 1. Ecosystem recovery demonstrated and upscaled in priority degraded lands, using best practices in sustainable land management (SLM) to enhance ecosystem stability and functions, agricultural productive capacity, food security and rural livelihoods 2. Enhanced capacity for mitigation of land degradation and for sustainable land management through greater awareness, mainstreaming, and policy reform
Implementation StatusOperations started in April 2005 towards the targeted outputs: developed methodology for identifying degraded land and good/best land management practices; the methodology tested; enhanced capacity for sustainable land management [SLM] practices. The relevant activities in April-June 2006 were: stakeholder meetings; information generation; data analysis; demonstration sites development and networking; consultancy work. These activities resulted in farmers being better organized for future SLM interventions; SLM intervention sites and control sites were mapped including land use types preferred for combating land degradation; baseline data on soil and biotic conditions was collected and entered into an electronic database; spatial/mapping data were entered into a database; and graduate assistants were trained. Other activities include drafting two reports: 1) gender issues and land management and 2) monitoring SLM impacts. The enthusiasm of farmers for project activities is a good indication of project sustainability. However, the sheer number of the prospective project subscribers threatens to overwhelm project capacity. Plans for moving forward include consolidation of progress-to-date and emphasis upon participatory SLM, including a national stakeholder workshop.
GEF Project Grant
945,000 USD
GEF Grant
945,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
813,023 USD
Project Cost
1,758,023 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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