Mainstreaming of the Use and Conservation of Agrobiodiversity in Public Policies through Integrated Strategies and In situ Implementation in three Provinces in the Andean Highlands

Project Summary

Project Objective: to integrate the use and conservation ex situ and in situ of agro biodiversity in policies, farming systems and education and awareness programs of Ecuadorian highland provinces of Loja, Chimborazo, Pichincha and Imbabura with the aim of contributing to the sustainable management and resilience of agro-ecosystems in the Andean and other similar mountain dry-land regions.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
National Institute of Agricultural Research Ecuador (INIAP); Heifer Foundation Ecuador
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
68,182 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,250,000 USD
Co-financing Total
4,980,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
125,000 USD
Total Cost 6,298,182.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Dec 2011
Preparation Grant Approved
27 Nov 2012
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
09 May 2014
Project closed