Disposal of POPs Wastes and Obsolete Pesticides

Project Summary

The project’s Global Environmental Objective is the elimination of risks from POPs and pesticide residues in Mozambique through the use of environmentally sound management methods that prevent the creation of additional POPs or other environmental contaminants. The overall impact (Project Development Objective / PDO) of this project will be to reduce the risk to public health and the environment posed by poor pesticide management and obsolete pesticide waste. The project objective is to reduce the risks posed by POPs and pesticides wastes in Mozambique through the development of a national risk profile of contaminated sites and other POPs / pesticide contaminated materials. The project will result in the development of detailed site specific waste management plans followed by the development and implementation of a national strategy for effective POPs waste management for existing and potential future wastes.

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
Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (MICOA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,950,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,115,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
195,000 USD
Total Cost 6,115,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Apr 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Oct 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
23 Dec 2010
Project closed
30 Jun 2014