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Detail of GEF Project #531

GEF Project ID531
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRural Environmental Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
Approval Date1998-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-01-22
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-11-30
Project Completion Date2004-04-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, the National Fund for Environment Protection and Water Management and Ministry of Agriculture and Food Economy
DescriptionThe global objective of the project is to improve the quality of the water of the Baltic Sea by decreasing non-point sources of nutrient pollution from agriculture. The Baltic Sea Strategic Action Plan estimates that 30-40\% of the nitrogen and 10\% of the phosphorous entering the Sea come from agriculture, and the eutrophic conditions they cause represent the Baltic Sea’s top priority transboundary water problem. The project will help Polish small farmers to adopt innovative waste management techniques and land use practices to reduce pollution releases. GEF funds will be used to buy down the cost of adopting these technical innovations in agricultural practices and waste management and help overcome barriers to moving from demonstration level activities to operations projects for agricultural non-point source pollution. Participating farmers will be expected to pay approximately one-third of the cost.
Implementation StatusAn extension of closing date through April 30, 2004 was approved, together with the amendment of the grant. Amend Letter for redenomination of Grant from SDR to Dollar was signed by CD. The grant closed and the amount of $447.77 was cancelled as of 9/30/04. The Implementation Completion Report was delivered on September 30, 2004.
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
11,400,000 USD
Project Cost
14,400,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
13,400,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
16,400,000 USD
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