Sustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation, Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Reducing Poverty (SLaM)

Project Summary

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to sustainable ecosystem-based integrated land management in globally, nationally and locally significant land resources in agricultural areas under threat of land degradation, for greater ecosystem stability, enhanced food security and improved rural livelihoods.Immediate Objectives:1. Ecosystem recovery demonstrated and upscaled in priority degraded lands, using best practices in sustainable land management (SLM) to enhance ecosystem stability and functions, agricultural productive capacity, food security and rural livelihoods2. Enhanced capacity for mitigation of land degradation and for sustainable land management through greater awareness, mainstreaming, and policy reform

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
University of Ghana and Consortium of Partners
GEF Project Manager
Andrea Kutter |


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
945,000 USD
Co-financing Total
813,023 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 1,758,023.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Oct 2003
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Apr 2004
Project closed
01 Mar 2009