Land Degradation's pervasive impact
GEF's contribution to conserving and sustaining forest ecosystems.
GEF's Conttribution to sustaining our planet's water ecosystems
GEF's Contribution to Preserving and Sustaining Mountain Ecosystems
Biodiversity Matters: GEF's Contribution to Preserving and Sustaining the Natural Systems that Shape our Lives
GEF's Contribution to Preserving and Sustaining the Natural Systems that Shape our Lives
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Roundtable on Land, Water, and Food Security was held on March 26, 2002. Co-chaired by H.E. Dr. S. W. Kazibwe, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, and Professor M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, the roundtable focused on the continued degradation of land and water ecosystems worldwide and the implications for food security, particularly in developing countries. Participants offered specific recommendations to promote an integrated approach to natural resource management and to improve food security through sustainable agriculture.
Representatives from China, India, Jordan, Latvia, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Senegal, South Africa, and Vietnam participated in the workshop. These countries were selected on the basis of information generated through the preparation of the Survey of GEF Political and Operational Focal Points, undertaken by Chemonics International in October 1998, and the Study of GEF’s Overall Performance published prior to the first GEF Assembly in March 1998.