FAO and the GEF

Partnering for Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

Contributing to Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Target Setting by Demonstrating the LDN Approach in the Upper Sakarya Basin for Scaling up at National Level

The project seeks to develop a model for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) target setting, planning and implementation in the Sakarya basin, which will eventually be scaled up to national level. Using a phased approach, the project aims to first strengthen the enabling environment for Land Degradation Neutrality  and multi-sectoral land-use planning processes in Turkey, followed by development of a Decision Support System (DSS) for LDN.

The project concept was approved during the 52nd GEF Council meeting, held in May 2017. 


Executing Agencies: Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs (MFWA), Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL)

GEF ID: 9586
FAO ID: 640662
Focal Area: Land Degradation
Funding source (Trust Fund): GEF Trust Fund
FAO Regions: Europe and Central Asia
Location: Turkey
GEF Period: GEF - 6
Project Symbol: GCP /TUR/063/GFF
Project Cycle Status: Operationally Active
Project Type: Full Size
Co-financing amount: USD 13 600 000
GEF Grant amount: USD 2 388 584
Agency fee: USD 226 916
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