LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

Reducing Pesticide Runoff to the Caribbean Sea

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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Caribbean Sea (LME)

General information
GEF ID 1248
Project type Full-Sized Project
Project Status Project Closure
Start Date 07 Oct 2003
End Date 01 Jun 2011
Project documents
Project Information
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 4,290,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 10,042,000
Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, - Regional

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Ministerio del Medio Ambiente, Colombia
Ministerio del Ambiente y Energia (MINAE), Costa Rica
Ministerio del Ambiente y los Recursos Naturales (MARENA), Nicaragua
UNEP Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU); Caribbean Environment Programme

Project contacts
Mr. Christopher Corbin (Programme Officer)
Mr. Nelson Andrade Colmenares (Coordinator)
Mr. Alexander Cooman (Project manager)
Donna Hernandez (Administrative Assistant)
Mr. Jan Betlem (Task Manager POPs)