MENARID: A Circular Economy Approach to AgrobiodiversityConservation in the Souss-Massa Drâa Region ofMorocco

Project Summary

The project aims at conserving agro-biodiversity and promoting local products (“produits du terroir”), through payments for ecosystem services in the Souss-Massa Drâa Region. Identified products of local and global importance are Argan (Argania spinosa) and honey

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
80,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,647,272 USD
Co-financing Total
7,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
264,727 USD
Total Cost 10,227,272.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Apr 2009
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Nov 2009
Concept Approved
15 Jun 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
18 Mar 2014
Project closed