Groundnut Basin Soil Management and Regeneration

Project Summary

This GEF project which is to last 5 yearswill contribute both globally and locally to slowing the pace of land degradation; protecting and rehabilitating natural habitats, preserving full agro-forestry ecosystems and their functions, maintaining a protective barrier against the desertification phenomenon, raising the living standard and reducing poverty, reducing massive movements and migration of the populations outside the area, and containing sedimentation in river streams. The project will therefore have benefits for sustainable land management, and biodiversity conservation, and reduce vulnerability to climate change.The Overall Goal of the full project is to combat land degradation, and contribute to poverty reduction efforts by preserving natural resources through sustainable land management.The project’s overall goal is divided into four immediate objectives:To restore the fertility of cultivable lands,To rationalize the use of sylvo-pastoral ecosystems,To build up technical and managerial capacities among stakeholders and to promote local partnership in DC/PR,

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Water, Forestry, Hunting and Soil Conservation
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,655,728 USD
Co-financing Total
10,531,921 USD
GEF Agency Fees
400,573 USD
Total Cost 14,537,649.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Jun 2004
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
21 Aug 2007
Project closed
30 Sep 2012