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Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity into Technology Using a BD Portfolio Approach to Buffer Against Unpredictable Environmental Change in the Nepal Himalayas

Project Summary

To mainstream the conservation and use of agricultural biodiversity in the mountain agricultural production landscapes of Nepal to improve ecosystem resilience, ecosystem services and access and benefits sharing capacity in mountain ecosystems.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal; Department of Agricultue (DoA); Local Initiatives for Biodiversity Research and Development (LI-BIRD) Nepal; Bioversity International, Italy
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,300,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,831,104 USD
GEF Agency Fees
230,000 USD
Total Cost 8,231,104.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
30 Mar 2011
Concept Approved
01 May 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Apr 2013
Project closed