Biodiversity Conservation in Cacao Agro-forestry

Project Summary

The rationale of the project is to improve the management of cacao-based poor indigenous small-farms according to both ecological and organic productive principles so as to ensure conservation and sustainable use of plant and animal diversity and provide a sustainable source of family income. The overall objective of the project is to promote and maintain on-farm biodiversity while improving livelihoods of organic cacao producers (indigenou, Latin mestizos and Afrocaribbean groups) in the Talamanca-Caribbean corridor in Costa Rica.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Costa Rica
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
725,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,293,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 3,043,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
18 Oct 2000
Preparation Grant Approved
17 Dec 1998
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Feb 2001
Project closed
28 Feb 2004