CBPF: Conservation and Adaptive Management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Project Summary

The overall project goal is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Ingenious Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems, through mobilizing global recognition and support for such systems and enhancing global, national and local benefits derived through their dynamic conservation, sustainable management and enhanced viability. Ultimately the project will be catalytic in establishing a long term program building on the experiences and lessons learnt in a few pilot systems.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
Algeria: Ministère de l’aménagement du territoire et de l’environnement ; Chile: Centro de Tecnología y Educación /CET ; China: Ministry of Agriculture/MOA ; Peru: National Environmental Council /CONAMA. (see Remarks for other executing agencies)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
725,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,500,000 USD
Co-financing Total
14,446,872 USD
GEF Agency Fees
422,500 USD
Total Cost 18,671,872.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
19 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
07 Feb 2002
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Jun 2008
Project closed
03 Mar 2016