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Detail of GEF Project #847

GEF Project ID847
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameRenewable Energy and Forest Conservation: Sustainable Harvest and Processing of Coffee and Allspice
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
PDF-A Approval Date1999-04-08
Approval Date2000-07-17
GEF Agency Approval Date2000-09-28
Project Completion Date2004-09-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMesoamerican Development Institute (MDI)
DescriptionThis project links initiatives to preserve biodiversity and limit the expansion of the agricultural frontier in the buffer zone surrounding the Bosawas Reserve. The proposed OP#6 component would address the identified barriers to renewable energy adoption by providing the technical extension services needed to configure, install, maintain, and operate a decentralized dry beneficio using Solar/Biomass Coffee Drying Systems. The proposed OP#3 component would conserve forest habitats for globally significant biodiversity by supporting training and outreach efforts for communities and allspice harvesters in the buffer zone of the Bosawas Reserve. The main aim is to introduce sustainable extraction methods which would leave the forest habitiat in the buffer zone intact thereby conserving forest ecosystems and associated biodiversity. The component would assist local communities to utilize renewable energy technologies (solar and biofuel energy) to produce ground allspice and allspice essential oil from berries and leaves.
Implementation StatusProject closed on 9,30/2004.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
GEF Grant
750,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,444,000 USD
Project Cost
2,194,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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