Countries in this Region

ISO2 ISO3 ISO3 Number
Antigua and Barbuda AG ATG 28
Bahamas BS BHS 44
Barbados BB BRB 52
Belize BZ BLZ 84
Cuba CU CUB 192
Dominica DM DMA 212
Dominican Republic DO DOM 214
Grenada GD GRD 308
Guyana GY GUY 328
Haiti HT HTI 332
Jamaica JM JAM 388
Saint Kitts and Nevis KN KNA 659
Saint Lucia LC LCA 662
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC VCT 670
Suriname SR SUR 740
Trinidad and Tobago TT TTO 780

State Indicators

State Description

State indicators reflect the conditions of the land as well as its resilience to withstand change as a consequence of sector pressures. This may include indicators which express changes in biological productivity (actual and potential), extent and impacts of soil degradation, including erosion, salinization, etc., annual and long-term balance of nutrients (exported and imported by the cropping systems), degree and type of contamination or pollution (by direct application, atmospheric transport, etc.), changes in organic matter content, water holding capacity, etc. The changes in state may be negative with poor management, or positive with good management. © FAO Link

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Pressure Indicators

Pressure Description

Indicators in this group include those activities that relate to the degree of intensification and diversification of agricultural land uses, and result in increased pressure on land quality. This may include the number of crops in a cropping system per year or per hectare, type and intensity of tillage, degree of removal of biomass, integration with livestock systems, number of food and fibre products produced annually, etc. These indicators must be seen within the context of major socio-demographic factors such as population pressures, land tenure, etc., but the latter do not qualify for inclusion as LQIs. This is because these major forces do not influence land quality directly, but rather through the land practices that are adopted by farmers as a consequence. It is these management systems and their impacts that we wish to capture as LQIs, although changes in the major driving forces may provide some "early warning" signals. © FAO Link

Deforestation between 2001 and 2016 within protected areas

Response Indicators

Response Description

The response mechanisms are normally achieved through direct actions by the farmers themselves in evolving or adopting improved land management systems, or through complementary activities whereby adoption of conservation technologies is stimulated by general economic, agricultural and conservation policies and programmes. In rare instances, environmental regulations may be necessary to effect proper control of land resource degradation. Response indicators may include number and types of farmer organizations for soil conservation, extent of change in farm technologies, risk management strategies, incentive programmes for adoption of conservation technologies, etc. Response indicators should be distinguished into those categories promoted by governments, those undertaken by individual farmers and those supported by agri-business.  © FAO Link

Progresses towards Nature Needs Half by ecoregions
Restoring opportunities for ecoregions
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Protected Area Solutions

Documents (e.g. Regional Assessments, Strategies, Policies)



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