Latin America: Multi-country Capacity-building for Compliance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Project Summary

The project’s Global Environmental Objective is to support implementation of the Cartagena Protocol (CP) on biosafety by improving institutional capacity of agriculture and environmental ministries as well as specific, biosafety-related agencies in the four participating countries, to implement their national biosafety regulations incompliance with the CP.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
GEF Project Manager
Paz Valiente |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
260,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
10,745,200 USD
GEF Agency Fees
473,400 USD
Total Cost 16,005,200.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
04 Feb 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Aug 2005
Concept Approved
12 Jun 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
27 Feb 2008
Project closed
30 Jun 2012