WASHINGTON, August 4, 2009 - The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the following project:
GEF Grant: US$7.34 million
Project ID: P112060
Project Description: The additional financing from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) for India Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Security through Innovations in Land and Ecosystem Management Project aims to support the development and implementation of innovations in agriculture through collaboration among farmers, private sector, civil society, and public sector organizations. This GEF project has been included in the pipeline of projects under the Sustainable Ecosystem and Land Management Country Partnership Program (SLEM CPP) and approved by GEF Council on November 17, 2007. The project is complementary to the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) financing envelope in that it focuses on promoting approaches and techniques for sustainable management of degraded coastal land and water, on conserving and sustainably using local biodiversity (plant, animal, and fish) for agricultural intensification and livelihood security, and on enhancing capacity to respond to climate change and variability in drought and flood prone areas. The GEF support is incremental to the original project and will finance activities that address specifically land degradation, biodiversity and adaptation to climate change. The GEF support will also pilot local operationalization of adaptation strategies to climate change.
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