In-situ Conservation of Native Landraces and their Wild Relatives in Vietnam

Project Summary

Vietnam is one of the Vavilov's centers of origin of domesticated plants and animals and is one of the 10 centers highest biodiversity in the world.This medium-sized GEF project will target conservation of six important crop groups (rice, tro, tea, litchi-longan, citrus and ride bean) including native landraces and wild relatives in three local ec-geographical areas: the northern mountains, the northern midlands, and the north-west mountains of Vietnam. These areas ar rich in biodiversity of native landraces and their wild relatives. The six crop groups will be protected by mitigating the threats to the agrobiodiversity of the target sites and preserving their genetic diversity, thus improving global food security.This will be done through promoting community based gene management zones and providing the enabling conditions for preserving agrobiodiversity.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Institute of Agriculture Genetics
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
21,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
904,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,999,430 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 3,924,430.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
24 May 2001
Preparation Grant Approved
12 May 2000
Project Approved for Implementation
13 Sep 2001
Project closed
31 Mar 2006