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Reversing Desertification Process in Susceptible Areas of Brazil: Sustainable Agroforestry Practices and Biodiversity Conservation (REDESER)

Project Summary

To halt and reverse environmental degradation in areas susceptible to desertification (ASD), ensuring the flow of ecosystem services, promoting the integrated management of natural resources, generating global environmental benefits and contributing to poverty reduction.Development Objective: To increase and improve provision of goods and services from sustainable management and restoration of dryland forest and agroforestry production landscapes, contributing to poverty reduction.

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
Ministry of Environment - Extractivism and Sustainable Rural Development Secretary - Desertification Combat and Land Degradation Dept. (MMA/SEDR/DCD)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
130,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,930,155 USD
Co-financing Total
15,766,666 USD
GEF Agency Fees
373,365 USD
Total Cost 19,826,821.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
05 Mar 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
12 Sep 2013
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
08 May 2016
Project closed