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Detail of GEF Project #277

GEF Project ID277
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameGlobal Alternatives to Slash and Burn Agriculture Phase II
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1995-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1996-06-04
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-06-21
Project StatusProject Closure
Executing AgencyUNOPS with ICRAF
DescriptionThe long term goal of this project is to reduce global warming, conserve biodiversity, and alleviate poverty in the tropical forest margins by promoting the development of alternatives to slash and burn agriculture that are ecologically sound, economically viable, and culturally acceptable.
Implementation StatusPhase I was completed in December 1995. Work in phase I helped raised the issues profile in international arenas. More specifically, phase I: - Established a highly effective multidisciplinary research team; - Characterized sites in Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, and Zambia, representing a range of biophysical and socioeconomic conditions; - Initiated research at the first three sites; - Developed tools to assess the impact of slash-and-burn on greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity Supported policy discussions in Indonesia; - Achieved 150 percent cofunding. Phase II, completed in 1997, expanded the number of research sites to include forests in northern Zambia, Peru, and Thailand. Following completion of the GEF project, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research continued to support/ expand related initiatives.
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,370,000 USD
Project Cost
6,370,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,941,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,535,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
6,476,000 USD
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