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Detail of GEF Project #2726

GEF Project ID2726
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCapacity Building for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Bulgaria
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program15
Approval Date2005-03-24
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-06-22
Project Completion Date2008-05-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment and Water
DescriptionThe project long-term development objective is to enhance the enabling environment and capacity for arresting land degradation and establishing sustainable land management practices, so as to contribute to enhancing ecosystem health, integrity, functions and services while promoting sustainable livelihoods in Bulgaria. As immediate objective the project will build capacity for sustainable land management and development and implementation of a coherent land policy. It will focus on mainstreaming, institutional and technical capacity building, and establishment of financial mechanisms and resource mobilisation for sustainable land management.
Implementation StatusActivities for integrating SLM on local level continue through the revision of 10 municipal development plans undertaken with full participation of local stakeholders. SLM policies and activities were integrated into them. The local ‘demonstration projects’ for practical implementation of SLM options are being implemented and mid-term reports have been received. Information campaigns for the dissemination of good practices as result of the practical realization of SLM options are in the process of development. In addition, 1 textbook for the students educated in the Master Program on SLM was published and will be used during the new academic year. Further more a textbook on SLM was developed for the needs of the secondary professional schools of agriculture and forestry. Finally, training course was held for FSC (standard forest certification) auditors. The course was conducted by SmartWood trainers.
GEF Project Grant
978,102 USD
GEF Grant
978,102 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,207,400 USD
Project Cost
13,185,502 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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