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Detail of GEF Project #490

GEF Project ID490
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameKibale Forest Wild Coffee Project
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Approval Date1998-12-29
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-02-16
Project Completion Date2002-02-14
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyUganda Coffee Trade Federation
DescriptionThis project will assist Uganda’s implementation of its national biodiversity strategy and action plan by helping maintain biodiversity in the landscape mosaics beyond the boundaries of protected areas of global importance. It will do so by regulating uncontrolled coffee harvesting, confining it to buffer zones and ensuring that all activities in these areas reflect best practices for sustainable management of tropical humid forest ecosystems. It will created incentives for all parties to adhere scrupulously to tight control of location, timing, technique and volume of extraction of coffee planting and harvesting. The project will also seek to make the whole system financially self-sustainable through a funding channel that gives villages an incentive to become partners of Kibale National Park for conserving the globally important biodiversity of Kibale Forest.
Implementation StatusThe GEF funding of the Wild Coffee Project was invested in: The design of the Wild Coffee Project; the establishment of an Internal Control System for the wild certification; the establishment of the Monitoring System; The establishment of the Kibale Forest Foundation; Negotiating Community Management Agreements; Development of the Wild Coffee Project website; Development of the Wild Coffee project brand and Generating publicity and awareness of the brand. The ICR was approved on August 2002.
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,400,000 USD
Project Cost
4,150,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,400,000 USD
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