Sustainable Land Management

 


Land management is a major issue in the Caribbean where as in Small Island States, land space is at a premium. Improper land management can have deleterious effects e.g. soil erosion which in turn can cause siltation of fresh water sources, a reduction in available water supplies and degradation of water quality. Sustainable Land Management (SLM) is defined as a knowledge-based procedure that helps integrate land, water, biodiversity, and environmental management to meet rising food and fibre demands while sustaining ecosystem services and livelihoods.


Capacity Building and Mainstreaming of SLM for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

 

CEHI provided technical assistance in support of the project’s two main objectives:

  • To undertake national-level activities to strengthen capacity development and mainstreaming to enhance the integration of sustainable land management into national development strategies and policies;
  • To improve the quality of project design, implementation, outputs and impact; and ensure broad-based political and participatory support for the process.

 

Countries:  AnguillaAntigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin IslandsDominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos

Website: Sustainable Land Management

 

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Preventing Land Degradation in Small Island Ecosystems in the Caribbean through Sustainable Land Management

 

This project was aimed at building local and regional capacity to support sustainable land management and develop pilot demonstration activities to address land degradation at community level in the project sites identified by the countries.

 

Project Partners: Organisation of American States

Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Website: Sustainable Land Management Project

 

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SLM

 

 

Performance Review and Assessment of Implementation System (PRAIS) Project

 

In 2010, the Institute was designated the Regional Reference Centre for the Caribbean to assist 13 Caribbean countries (including Belize and Suriname) in their reporting process for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation (UNCCD).

 

Project Partners: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago