Agriculture Land Bank Project

The Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will host an Inception Workshop on the Agriculture Land Bank Project on Friday 10th November 2017.

The workshop forms part of an FAO-funded Technical Cooperation Project – Development of National Land Banks for improved Food and Nutrition Security and Land Administration in Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The project will assist in the establishment of a pilot land bank, prepare an institutional framework and operational guidelines for the establishment and operation of a national land bank.
Databases will be developed with an inventory of rural lands, including idle and underutilized state lands, with relevant information on plot sizes, soil type, slope, existing land use, infrastructure and crop possibilities among other initiatives to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of the land bank.
The objectives of the Workshop are to Present and discuss the project including pilot site area, present and discuss the results of the Participatory Rapid Appraisal, present the voluntary guidelines on responsible governance of tenure on land, forests and fisheries gather information from stakeholders on the following issues, Objectives of the land bank beneficiaries of the land bank agriculture land market
The workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Sally Bunning, Senior Policy Officer, Sustainable Land Management, FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The opening exercise will be addressed by Hon. Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Transformation, Forestry and Fisheries.
The workshop will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce Conference Room commencing at 9.00 a.m.

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