Sustainable Management of Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems to Combat Desertification in Patagonia (resubmission)

Project Summary

The development objective, or goal, of the proposed projec is to control desertification in Patagonia through the implementation of sustainable land use management (SLM) practices, seeking to restore ecosystems to their full integrity, stability and functions, within the context of the sustainable development of the region. The immediate objective, or purpose, of the project is to remove capacity-related barriers currently impeding the adoption of SLM in the region and undertake on-the-ground action to complement the Sustainable Sheep Husbandry Development Programme for Patagonia increasing it’s contribution to combating land degradation and conserving ecosystem integrity in the region.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretaria de Ambiente y Desarollo Sustentable (SAyDS) and the Secretaria de Agricultura (SAGPyA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,183,966 USD
Co-financing Total
26,570,455 USD
GEF Agency Fees
498,057 USD
Total Cost 32,104,421.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
06 Oct 2003
Preparation Grant Approved
27 Apr 2004
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Apr 2007
Project closed
31 Dec 2013