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Detail of GEF Project #390

GEF Project ID390
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameAlternatives to Slash and Burn
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational ProgramSTRM
Approval Date1992-02-01
GEF Agency Approval Date1993-11-15
Project StatusIA Approved
Executing AgencyUNOPS
DescriptionA joint effort by institutions at eight benchmark sites, this project seeks to expand knowledge of sustainable alternatives to slash and burn agriculture. Activities include standardizing methodologies, assessing biophysical and socio-economic characteristics, enhancing scientists' capacity, analyzing the impact of slash and burn, and increasing international awareness of alternatives.
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
3,000,000 USD
Project Cost
6,000,000 USD
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