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Detail of GEF Project #947

GEF Project ID947
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameIntegrated Silvo-Pastoral Approaches to Ecosystem Management
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
Pipeline Entry Date2000-10-18
PDF-B Approval Date2001-01-12
Approval Date2001-05-11
CEO Endorsement Date2002-04-05
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-05-02
Project Completion Date2008-01-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyCATIE (Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza)
DescriptionThe development objective of this highly innovative pilot project is to improve eco-systems functioning of degraded pasture lands in Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, through the development of more intensive silvopastoral systems that provide global environmental services and local socio economic benefits. As such, the project aims to demonstrate and measure, at farm and community level, the benefits of an integrated ecosystems approach to the improvement of degraded pasture lands in terms of: (a) local environmental benefits through reduction in erosion and improvement in soil and water quality with increased production, income and employment in rural areas; (b) global environmental benefits, through improved biodiversity and carbon sequestration services: (c) initial experiences in the management of incentives required to produce global environmental benefits; and (d) the development of comprehensive guidelines for sector and environmental policies in terms of land use, environmental services and socio-economic development provided by the introduction of silvopastoral systems to rehabilitate degraded pastures.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is satisfactory. More that 4,000 hectares are in the process of changing land use from degraded pastures to more sustainable silvopastoral systems. Surveys are being undertaken, in the Colombia and Nicaragua sites, to examine in greater depth the poverty impacts of the project, including the extent to which the project is increasing the income of the poor and the extent to which constraints might be preventing the poor from participating. A procurement officer was hired and procurement training completed in the 3 countries. Disbursement rate is in line with what was planned in all components with the exception of component 3 (Env. Services Fund); funds will be reallocated to component.
PDF B Amount
270,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,500,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,770,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
3,900,000 USD
Project Cost
8,670,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
632,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
3,950,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
8,720,000 USD
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