Climate Resilient Agriculture for Integrated Landscape Management

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 13, 2019 to November 13, 2023

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 14.2 Sustainably manage, protect, restore marine, coastal ecosystems
  2. 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation
  3. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Project ID: 4970

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Biodiversity financing


  • Forests
  • Grasslands
  • Marine


  • General
  • Grazing lands

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use
  • Aquaculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Finance economy
  • Management operation
  • Food and agricultural commodities


  • Nature finance
  • Sustainable land management
  • Integrated water resource management
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation
  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 14.2 Sustainably manage, protect, restore marine, coastal ecosystems
  • 15.2 Promote sustainable forest management, restoration, afforestation
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use

Conventions and protocols

  • National Action Plan

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

The project will build on the following baseline scenario: Component 1. Systemic and institutional capacity for integrated landscape management at national level. Government of Grenada's baseline spending in support of the management of protected areas, forests, water resource management and agriculture throughout the country is significant. The Environment Division within MALFFE will spend an estimated US$6,130,525 from 2014-2018 in coordinating environmental policy, laws and programs. In addition to government budget allocations for PA management, the National Parks and Protected Areas (Fees) Order (1992) established fees for persons entering a national park or protected area, and fees are also included in Schedule II of the Fisheries (Marine Protected Areas) Regulations. In 2011 the Ministry of Tourism collected $250,000 in fees from 6 of the 13 sites that they manage, while the Grenada Tourism Board and the DFNP collected approximately $10,000 in permit fees. User fees in place for the two existing MPAs cover about 50% of recurring costs for one and 30% for the other. Currently the MALFEE Land Use Division manages GIS information related to land cover, soil types, agriculture and protected area coverage, much of which is outdated and limited, with no new land use survey data, biodiversity and ecological assessment information or monitoring and tracking system. Component 2. National capacity to provide financial, technical, and information services for CSA production. Government's total 2016 allocation for Agriculture and Fisheries is $42.2 million and includes $32.9 million in capital expenditure. NAWASA and the Ministry of Economic Development are currently preparing a GCF proposal for the management of Grenada's water supply, including integrated natural resource/water resource management for Grenada's watersheds and SLM practices, which is expected to coincide with this projects implementation. Out of the complete GCF proposal, co-financing synergies will be particularly established with its components on water demand management and institutional strengthening for a water resource management unit (budgeted to 2.5 M USD). As such, this project will coordinate with the GCF initiative to ensure effective synergies with respect to the promotion of sustainable practices and management in the target areas in all 3 Components of this project (its national impact as well as its focal target areas in St Andrew's, St David and St Patrick), including the issue of the use of non-treated water sources for agricultural purposes along with regulatory and management aspects. Component 3. Operationalisation of resilient agricultural practices. The National Agriculture Plan is also a key baseline initiative for this project as it outlines strategies and objectives for sustainable climate resilient agricultural production to ensure food security in the face of changing climactic conditions, as well the importance of integrated management of natural resources (including forests, protected areas and biodiversity) into the agriculture sector. Other climate smart agriculture initiatives have been initiated in Grenada which this project will build on: Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has been undertaking cassava (a climate resilient root crop) research and training experimenting with fertilizer regime for enhanced yield, consumer and processing awareness (US$150,000 annual budget); Grenada Organic Agriculture Movement (GOAM) is promoting increased use and production of organic materials in farming; the Programme on Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Grenada (ICCAS, 2013-2018) is funding community level climate change adaptation initiatives, a few of them addressing agriculture and land use practices (UNDP US$1.3M) and has established a demonstration site/model farm in Mt Moritz, Beausejour watershed (GIZ US$3.1M). The UK Infrastructure Fund's Feeder Road Project (US$10M, 2016-2020) will improve road access to agricultural lands (damaged in Hurricane Ivan), enabling farmers to access abandoned plots. The World Bank/Climate Investment Fund's Pilot Program for Climate Resilience/ Disaster Vulnerability and Climate Risk Reduction Projects (PPCR/RDVRRP) Project contributes to evaluation and improvement of degraded areas with forest rehabilitation, securing water capacity, and improving watershed management activities, which this project can build upon (US$34.3M, 2011-2016). This project builds on the PPCR forest rehabilitation lessons learned of areas that were destroyed by Hurricane Ivan (2004) and Emily (2005) as well as incorporate that project's development of a forestry nursery at Grand Etang as a propagation center for forest restoration being carried out under this project.

USD $3,789,775

Grant amount

USD $14,093,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,789,775)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Barbados

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