MENARID: Participatory Control of Desertification and Poverty Reduction in the Arid and Semi Arid High Plateau Ecosystems of Eastern Morocco

Project Summary

The developmental objective of the baseline project is to protect pastoral resources in the arid and semi arid high plateaus of Morocco while improving the rural livelihoods of the poor.The global objective is to combat desertification, mitigate the impacts of land degradation, and conserve natural ecosystem integrity of Rangelands of the Eastern Region of Morocco. This will be achieved through enhancing institutional capacity of the GOM and developing an enabling policy environment for SLM through legislation and other policies; improving institutional and administrative capacities of local Rangeland User Associations; and accelerate adoption of improved technical interventions for SLM.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
2632
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Completed
Country
Morocco
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
International Fund for Agricultural Development
Executing Agencies
UNIDO, HCEFLCD, MARDMF
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:
2008

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,998,422 USD
Co-financing Total
18,885,165 USD
GEF Agency Fees
634,842 USD
Total Cost 25,233,587.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Oct 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
22 Dec 2004
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Sep 2008
Project closed
18 Feb 2009