Livestock Waste Management in East Asia

Project Summary

The project would finance the incremental costs of moving from the business-as-usual approach of ineffectively addressing the environmental problems that are being created by the rapidly increasing large-scale livestock production units to a strategic framework for a livestock production development which is not only economically, but also environmentally sustainable. The scenario would comprise capacity and institution building in the countries concerned; the demonstration and introduction of a better spatial distribution of intensive livestock production to bring the nutrient emission more in line with the adsorptive capacity of the surrounding land; and the use of improved manure management technologies to reduce the environmental damage that industrial livestock activities currently cause. The GEF Alternative would leverage a substantial volume of private sector investment in waste management strategies. Preliminary estimates suggest that the private sector would invest approximately US$ 58.0 million as a direct consequence of the project.Finally, the project’s impact on pollution of the international waters of the East Asian Seas would be substantial, being livestock one of the recognized major sources of water pollution in the coastal areas.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance, China; Guangdong Provincial Government, China; Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam; UN Food and Agriculture Organization
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
700,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
17,010,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
693,000 USD
Total Cost 24,710,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
16 May 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
13 Jun 2003
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
22 Feb 2006
Project closed
31 Dec 2011