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Land degradation consultations series ends

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The final stop in a series of consultations took place this week, with stakeholders identifying factors that lead to land degradation in their communities, and possible solutions to the growing problem.{{more}}

A number of private and public organizations gathered at the Fisheries conference room in Kingstown, as the nationwide consultations wrapped up after sessions in seven other locations.

The consultations were organized by the Project Steering Committee mandated to implement a National Action Plan to outline the United Nation’s Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Land Degradation.

The sessions were facilitated by Dr Reynold Murray, who briefed participants on the UNCCD, and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and St Vincent and the Grenadines’ obligations to develop the National Action Plan to combat desertification and drought, as well as a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.

Murray shared with the participants the concept of sustainable development, and this country’s role in the international arena.

The information gathered at the consultations would now be used to develop the steering committee’s National Action Plan.

Sessions took place in Union Island, Stubbs, Layou, Georgetown, Sandy Bay, Marriaqua and Spring Village.

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