Land Management Project gets Funding


A total of $13.2 million has been allocated to the Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management project in the 2010/11Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.
The project aims to enhance effective sustainable land management by building capacities for sustainable land management in appropriate government and civil society institutions and user groups.
It also seeks to mainstream sustainable land management into government planning and strategy development.
Anticipated targets include the assessment of policy and regulatory frameworks to identify gaps, weaknesses and barriers to coherent and effective sustainable land management systems; development of a framework policy for sustainable land management; development of a comprehensive training programme; development of a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan; and conducting a survey on public awareness of sustainable land management.
The project is funded by the Government, the Global Environment Facility, Jamaica Conservation Development Trust and the United Nations Development Programme. It is expected to begin in April 2010 and end March 2013.
The project is being implemented by the Forestry Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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