Development and Promotion of Non-POPs alternatives to DDT

Project Summary

To introduce bio- and botanical pesticides and other locally appropriate cost-effective and sustainable alternatives to DDT as first step for reduction and eventual elimination of dependency on DDT, ensuring food safety, enhancing livelihood and protecting human health and the environment.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
MoEF, MHF&W, MoCF, WHO and other relevant national partners
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
10,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
40,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,000,000 USD
Total Cost 50,300,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Aug 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Nov 2012
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Apr 2015
Project closed