Integrated Land Management Project Launched In Carriacou

PR – The Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government is giving full support for the Carriacou Integrated Land Mangement Project, which is being executed by the Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Development (PISLM) in collaboration with the United Nations World Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Global Environment Facility is also providing $863,000USD for the project, with co-financing from the Government of Grenada, PISLM and the Carriacou Farmers Association that is contributing $2,230,000USD.

The official launch of the project was held today at the Mermaid Hotel Conference Room. Both Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, Hon. Tevin Andrews, and Permanent Secretary Javan Williams, were in attendance.

They noted that with the impacts of climate change increasing the degradation of our ecosystems, the project comes at an opportune time, saying it will assist with the necessary instruments for adopting policy measures and best practices.

It is hoped that at the end of the project the island will see improvements to land and soil management in line with Grenada’s 2017 Voluntary Land Degradation Neutrality targets that should be achieved by 2030.

Also present at the opening was Chief Technical Officer at PISLM, Lakeram Singh, and Trevor Thompson, Project Manager -CSIDS-SOILCARE Phase 1.

The project will include the setting up of a propagation station, which will be used to replant over 200 hectares of land in the Dumfries-BelleVue South area.