SFM Sustainable Forest Management in the Transboundary Gran Chaco American Ecosystem

Project Summary

To reverse land degradation trends in the Gran Chaco through supporting sustainable land management in the productive landscape.Indicators:• SFM and SLM practices adopted throughout 500,000 hectareas in 9 demonstration sites and demonstration effects on 850,000 hectares by PY5, thereby reducing land degradation, conserving biodiversity and increasing carbon sequestration.• The surface areas of biological corridors between Protected Areas located in demonstration sites increase in 280,000 hectareas managed under conservation status and leading to improved connectivity.• Improved income of 4.586 producers and their families and an additional potential 4,000 through demonstration effects by PY5 (percentage of increase in income to be estimated in PY1 after completion of baseline studies)• 0.5 tons C/hectare/year of additional carbon sequestered on project demonstration sites as a result of adoption of SFM and SLM practices (incremental amount of sequestration to be confirmed in PY1 after completion of baseline studies)

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
Environmental & Sustainable Development Secretariat (MoH-Argentina); General Directorate for Land & Basins Classification (MoE-Boliva); Envrionmental Secretariat (MoE-Paraguay); TBA-Regional Agency
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
500,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,909,091 USD
Co-financing Total
18,600,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
736,364 USD
Total Cost 26,009,091.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
08 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
19 May 2005
Concept Approved
01 Apr 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
29 Sep 2009
Project closed
31 Jul 2015