Project Title – Applying Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) for mitigating land degradation and contributing to poverty reduction in rural areas of Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti regions
At the stage of the PIF submission, the alignment of the previous UNCCD National Action Programme (NAP) to the 10 year strategic plan of the Convention was still ongoing. Following a consultative process, the Second NAP of Georgia, covering 2014 to 2022, was adopted by the Government of Georgia on December 29, 2014 (via Governmental Decree #742). The 2014 NAP deeply analyses the existing policy and legislation framework of land resources management, assesses awareness of stakeholders at national and local levels in the field of desertification/ land degradation, and identifies the region’s most vulnerable to desertification and the main factors causing land degradation in those areas. The document defines national objectives and proposes the action plan that Georgia commits to implementing by 2020. The aligned NAP addresses the international priorities identified and already established by the 10-year strategy of UNCCD (Decision 3/COP.8).
The national objectives and activities in the NAP were developed according to the strategy approved by Parties to the UNCCD (Decision 3/COP.8). In particular, it was developed through a consultative process to align their action programmes and other relevant implementation activities relating to the Convention with The Strategy by, inter alia, addressing the outcomes under the five operational objectives”.
The NAP of Georgia (2014-2022) therefore forms the guidance document for the implementation of this project, tackling land degradation in priority areas for Georgia.
Support integration of good Landscape and Sustainable Land Management (L-SLM) principles and practices into national policy and institutional framework to ensure adoption of economically viable practices by rural communities in the regions of Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli.