March 1

GEF Council Approves US $74.3 Million Project to Reduce Deforestation in Liberia

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a US$74.3 million full-size child project under the GEF-funded Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program that is led by the World Bank.

The five-year Liberia FOLUR child project, which seeks to advance land use planning, sustainable commodity production and restoration of degraded forests in Northwest Liberia Landscape will be executed by – Liberia Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with Conservation International and partners.

The project is funded by a US$7.3 million GEF grant and US$66.9 million co-financing from the EPA, Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geographical Information Services (LISGIS) Liberia Land Authority (LLA), Mano Manufacturing Company, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Society for Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL), Conservation International, Fauna and Flora International, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Photo courtesy Franz Jachim.

Source: Front Page Africa (link opens in a new window)

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