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Haiti - Environment : Action Project Against Desertification
22/03/2016 11:21:33

Haiti - Environment : Action Project Against Desertification
As of that Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Haiti in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, organizes to Jérémie, in the conference room of the Hotel Sarah, a capacity assessment workshop and of priority of the need for capacity building, as part of the project Action Against Desertification (ACD), funded by the European Union to the tune of 2 million euros in 5 communes of the Department of Grand'Anse (Bonbon, Abricots, Jérémie, Moron and Dame-Marie).

This workshop aims to identify existing capabilities and capacities for all stakeholders involved in the planning, the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of natural resource management actions and the fight against desertification. It also aims to prioritize needs in capacity building in the project Action Against Desertification.

The event will bring together 40 participants, including government and non-governmental actors involved in the management of natural resources, watershed management and sustainable land management, such as officials of the Ministries of Environment, the Agriculture, Planning and external Cooperation, the Interior and Territorial Communities, the Interministerial Committee for Regional Development, the National Geospatial Information Centre; Representatives of decentralized structures of the ministries involved in the Grand'Anse department; Representatives of local communities and authorities concerned with the project ACD (Mayors and CASECs of communes of intervention); leaders of NGOs; leaders of civil society (women's groups); and the representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Learn more about the ACD Project :
The Action Against Desertification project launched in August 2015 to support the implementation of the National Action Plan in Fiji and Haiti, and South-South cooperation in the African, Caribbean and Pacific ( ACP), funded by the European Union, working in Haiti in 5 communes of the Grand'Anse department over a 48 month period (August 2015-February 2019). It aims to develop sustainable management models of natural resources, of land management and support for family farming focusing on good agricultural practices, including erosion control, agroforestry and diversification of the agricultural production in order to increase farmers' income and enhance the role of fruit and forest trees in local agriculture.

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