Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

The overall goal of this initiative is more sustainable management of land resource across the region in order to reverse land degradation and desertification. Current management of land resources need significant improvement in order to address loss of fertility, reduction in fresh water resources, loss of biological diversity, and degradation of coastal ecosystems that are part of the unintended consequences of current land use and management practices. To increase the capacity for sustainable land use (including agriculture, settlement development, tourism, forestry and livestock) in the region, a partnership of national, regional, and international organisations with farming and forestry communities is being proposed. The components of the partnership will be integrated land use management, appropriate technologies, food security, economic development, and environmental protection.

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Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


Government of Canada - Government of Canada
Government of France - Government of France
Government of Japan - Government of Japan
Government of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - United Kingdom
Government of United States of America
Government Caribbean SIDS Member Governments

Major Groups:
Caribbean Tourism Organizaton (CTO) (Barbados)
UWI Centre for Environment & Development (UWICED) (Jamaica)
Greenpeace International (Netherlands)
Caribbean Agric. Research & Dev. Institute (CARDI) (Trinidad and Tobago)
Island Resources Foundation (IRF) (United States Virgin Islands)
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (United States of America)
Natural Resources Mgmt. Unit, NRMU ()
Regional Private Sector ()
Various Civil Society Organizations ()

UN System:
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) (Italy)
IFAD (Italy)
UNEP (Kenya)
UNDP/GEF (United States of America)

Other intergovernmental organizations:
Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM) (Guyana)
Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA) (Barbados)
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) (Barbados)
European Union (EU) (Belgium)
Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) (Saint Lucia)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (United States of America)
Caribbean Climate Change Centre (CCCC) ()

University of the West Indies (Barbados)

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Resources devoted to implementation
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: 2007-12-01
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