Carbon Sequestration in the Desertified Rangelands of Hossien Abad, South Khorasan, through Community-based Management

Project Summary

The project would be a model initiative for the dual objectives of ofsetting biotic carbon and promotion of sustainable livelihood through participatory approach in combatting desertification. It would sequestor carbon, at a very high level, in the destertified lands of Hosseinababd through the establishment of a hand planted Haloxylon forest.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Jihad-e-Sazandegi, Forest and Rangeland Organization (FRO).
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
726,200 USD
Co-financing Total
960,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,711,200.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
28 Oct 1999
Preparation Grant Approved
18 May 1999
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Jan 2001
Project closed
30 Apr 2009