Sustainable Management of Kharga Oasis Agro-Ecosystems in the Egyptian Western Desert

Project Summary

: Ensure sustainable food production systems that help maintain and progressively improve land and soil quality and agro-biodiversity in oasis agro-ecosystems of the Egyptian Western DesertIndicators: Improved vegetative cover in cultivated land of the Kharga oasis agro-ecosystems (Target:3,000 ha); Globally important agro-biodiversity from oasis agro-ecosystems maintained (Target: 3 species and their CWR maintained on 700 ha); Increased average annual household income from crop production (USD TBC)

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Concept Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization
Executing Agencies
Desert Research Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
GEF Period:
GEF - 6
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
50,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,045,890 USD
Co-financing Total
9,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
99,360 USD
Total Cost 10,095,890.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
18 Sep 2017
Preparation Grant Approved
07 Nov 2017
Concept Approved
07 Nov 2017
Project Approved for Implementation
Project closed