SFM Rehabilitation of Forest Landscapes and Degraded Land with Particular Attention to Saline Soils and Areas Prone to Wind Erosion

Project Summary

To remove barriers to participatory integrated SLFM by: (i) strengthening capacity of local communities, provincial and local institutions to plan, implement and evaluate participatory and integrated SLFM initiatives at the village and watershed scales (ii) adoption and implementation of the defined plans including sustainable alternative livelihood options with socio-economic and environmental benefits sustaining ecosystem services and (iii) enhancing capacity at local and national levels to mainstream these approaches into national plans, policies and processes

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) and Agriculture and Natural Resource Research Centers (of the Iranian Government)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,668,300 USD
Co-financing Total
4,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
266,830 USD
Total Cost 7,468,300.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
11 Sep 2007
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Aug 2008
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2007
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Mar 2011
Project closed
30 Jun 2016