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Reducing Pesticide Runoff to the Caribbean Sea

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The main objective of the project is to protect the Caribbean marine environment by reducing the use of, and reliance on, pesticides in agricultural activities.
GEF ID: 1248
Project Category: Toxic Substances
Project Description:

The main objective of the project is to protect the Caribbean marine environment by reducing the use of, and reliance on, pesticides in agricultural activities. The project will assist Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama to implement management practices and measures to control the use of pesticides in the agricultural sector. Project elements include monitoring and assessment of impact; demonstration of technology alternatives to intensive pesticide use and management practices to reduce runoff and runoff impact; education and training; development of incentives/institutional strengthening; and information management and dissemination. The various elements will be co-ordianted through demonstration projects that will serve also as the basis for development and implementation of sustainable and widely applicable interventions in the region.

 


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http://www.cep.unep.org/repcar
Sub-Region: Central America, South America
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Project Contacts:
  • Mr. Christopher Corbin
    Programme Officer, UNEP; Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU); Caribbean Environment Programme, Caribbean Environment Programme
  • Mr. Nelson Andrade Colmenares
    Coordinator, UNEP; Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU); Caribbean Environment Programme,
  • Mr. Jan Betlem
    Task Manager POPs, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),
  • Mr. Alexander Cooman
    Project manager, UNEP; Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU); Caribbean Environment Programme,
  • Donna Hernandez
    Administrative Assistant, Caspian Environment Programme (CEP),
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Project Documents:
General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date
Oct 28, 2005 12:00 AM
End Date
Jun 01, 2011 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Operational Programme 10
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 4.58M US$
Total Cost of the project: 10.33M US$
 
Partners:
Countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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