Reducing Dependence on POPs and other Agro-Chemicals in the Senegal and Niger River Basins through Integrated Production, Pest and Pollution Management

Project Summary

The project is focused on the two principal river basins in the West African sub-region, the Niger and Senegal River Basins, and addresses riverine contamination issues related mostly to irrigated-farming activities in six countries. The Project Development objective is to protect transboundary waters in the Niger and Senegal River Basins through elimination of POPs pesticide-use and substantial reduction and elimination of other toxic pesticides used in agriculture; while augmenting agricultural productivity and net economic benefits to farmers. The Project Purpose is to demonstrate best practices for contaminant prevention and increased agricultural productivity through participatory farmer-education approaches. Key project objectives are: 1) awareness raising and establishing community baselines, 2) assessments of freshwater contaminants, 3) developing Best Practices, and 4) developing IPPM community and trainer networks.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Global IPM Facility
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
372,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,105,330 USD
Co-financing Total
4,458,160 USD
GEF Agency Fees
442,000 USD
Total Cost 8,935,990.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
29 Jun 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
06 Aug 2001
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Apr 2008
Project closed
31 Dec 2014