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Securing Multiple Ecosystems Benefit Through SLM in the Productive But Degraded Landscapes of South Africa

Project Summary

To Strengthen the Enabling Environment for the Adoption of Knowledge-Based SLM Models for Land Management and Land/Eecosystem Rehabilitation in Support of the Green Economy and Resilient Livelihoods Through Capacity Building, Improved Governance and Financial Incentives Demonstrated in the Karoo, Eastern Cape and Olifants Landscapes.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); Agricultural Research Council – Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW); Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF); Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA Drylands Fund); Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT); University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN); Rhodes University (RU)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
100,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,237,900 USD
Co-financing Total
40,521,790 USD
GEF Agency Fees
402,600 USD
Total Cost 44,859,690.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Mar 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Apr 2013
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
30 Jun 2015
Project closed