Community-based Management of On-farm Plant Genetic Resources in Arid and Semi-arid Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa

Project Summary

Goal:To improve the effectiveness of traditional farming systems for conservation of crop landraces of local and global importance. Purpose:To develop models for enabling environments for an effective contribution of traditional farming systems in biodiversity conservation and measures to maintain and promote wider adoption of viable systems.Objectives:1). To develop a framework that links best practices’ for conservation of crop landraces on-farm to decision-making and policy2). To build capacity in the application of both frameworks in influencing policies that impact on on-farm conservation of landraces

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
GEF Project Manager
Walter J. Lusigi |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,300,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,050,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
13 Oct 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
04 Jan 2001
Project closed
31 Mar 2006