Reducing Pesticide Run-off to the Caribbean Sea

Project Summary

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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Secretariat for the Cartagena Convention (UNEP-CAR/RCU) with the National Executing Agencies
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
295,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,290,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,524,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 10,109,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
07 Jan 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
01 Jul 1998
Concept Approved
01 May 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
28 Feb 2005
Project closed
01 Jun 2011