International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Reducing Dependence on POPs and other Agro-Chemicals in the Senegal and Niger River Basins through Integrated Production, Pest and Pollution Management

The project is focused on the two principal river basins in the West African sub-region, the Niger and Senegal River Basins, and addresses riverine contamination issues related mostly to irrigated-farming activities in six countries. The Project Development objective is to protect transboundary waters in the Niger and Senegal River Basins through elimination of POPs pesticide-use and substantial reduction and elimination of other toxic pesticides used in agriculture; while augmenting agricultural productivity and net economic benefits to farmers. The Project Purpose is to demonstrate best practices for contaminant prevention and increased agricultural productivity through participatory farmer-education approaches.

Key project objectives are:

  • 1) awareness raising and establishing community baselines,
  • 2) assessments of freshwater contaminants,
  • 3) developing Best Practices, and
  • 4) developing IPPM community and trainer networks.
Other (not set)

Senegal , Niger

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General information
GEF ID 1420
Project type Full-Size Project
Status active (Under Implementation)
Start Date 07 Jun 2008
End Date 29 Jun 2012
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area Multiple Focal Areas
GEF Allocation to project 4.47M US$
Total Cost of the project: 9.30M US$
Benin , Guinea , Mali , Mauritania , Niger , Senegal

UN Environment (UNEP)

Project contacts
William Settle Project Manager