In Situ/On Farm Conservation and Use of Agricultural Biodiversity (Horticultural Crops and Wild Fruit Species) in Central Asia

Project Summary

The purpose of the project is to provide farmers, institutes and local communities with knowledge, methodology and policies to conserve globally significant in situ/on-farm horticultural crops and wild fruit species in Central Asia. This will contribute to achieving sustainable agricultural development, food security and environmental stability. The project has a particular focus on traditional local varieties of fruit crops maintained by farmers and their wild relatives growing in forests, and on the enhancement of farmers' and community capacities to conserve in situ horticulture diversity.

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
The Academy of Agricultural Science, Almaty, Kazakhstan and other agencies, in other countries, IPGRI
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
375,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,718,070 USD
Co-financing Total
6,145,595 USD
GEF Agency Fees
460,000 USD
Total Cost 12,238,665.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
30 May 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
02 May 2001
Concept Approved
01 Nov 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
12 Oct 2005
Project closed
01 Dec 2011