Promoting Integrated Ecosystem and Natural Resource Management

Project Summary

This project will demonstrate integrated ecosystem and watershed management for sustainable rural development with conservation of globally significant biodiversity, carbon sequestration and protection of national and international hydrological resources in three areas in Honduras. GEF resources will be used to incorporate integrated ecosystem and watershed management objectives, principles, techniques and practices into a rural development programme, called FONADERS 2, implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and financed by the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD). This integrated and complementary approach will reduce rural poverty as well as sustainably manage local natural resources and secure global environmental benefits. The project will serve as a demonstration for activities outside protected areas throughout the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
312,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,206,536 USD
Co-financing Total
39,364,468 USD
GEF Agency Fees
548,300 USD
Total Cost 43,883,504.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Apr 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
11 Oct 2001
Concept Approved
01 May 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Feb 2004
Project closed
31 Dec 2012