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Mid-term evaluation of “Disposal of obsolete pesticides including persistent organic pollutants, promotion of alternatives and strengthening pesticides management in the Caribbean”

GCP/SLC/204/GFF GEF ID: 5407











Executive Summary (ES)

Annex 1. Terms of Reference for the MTE

Annex 2. MTE Matrix (evaluation questions and sub-questions)

Annex 3. Stakeholders interviewed during the MTE

Annex 4. Report of findings of the online survey

Annex 5. MTE itinerary including field missions (agenda)

Annex 6. Results Matrix for assessing degree of achievement of project outcomes

Annex 7. Review of Outcomes to Impacts analysis


​FAO. 2019. Mid-term evaluation of "Disposal of obsolete pesticides including persistent organic pollutants, promotion of alternatives and strengthening pesticides management in the Caribbean". Rome. 


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    Caribbean nations, in particular SIDS, have been traditionally vulnerable to the entry of potentially harmful, unregistered and unregulated pesticides. In many of these countries, the legislation and regulations for managing pesticides are fragmented and at various stages of development. Under the overall objective to promote sound management of pesticides in the Caribbean, the project kick-started various activities covering pesticide life-cycle management in the region, drafted a regional model pesticide legislation and facilitated different vital elements. It specifically contributed to the collection and shipment of obsolete pesticides (319 tonnes) from all 11 project countries and polychlorinated biphenyls (54 tonnes) from four countries. However, it has not been able to successfully replicate, scale up nationally and build capacities with government stakeholders evenly across all countries. Further follow-up and support are required to ensure sustainability and impact in the region and the project countries and thus the engagement of the private sector and civil society organizations will be critical.
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    Every year, large quantities of pesticides are used in Cameroon for agricultural production. However, without proper management of pesticides and associated waste, accumulation of stocks of obsolete pesticides has led to contamination of sites. In this context, the project ‘Disposal of POPs and Obsolete Pesticides and Strengthening Sound Pesticide Management in Cameroon’ was launched to address the problems of stocking, and to develop alternatives to the use of chemical pesticides. Project activities were found to be well defined and appropriate, aligning with the country’s priorities and needs. The evaluation, however, also notes that there are substantial delays in the implementation of activities due to slow decision-making and lack of regular monitoring. Therefore it recommends the urgent need for developing an implementation strategy for the remaining activities. In addition, meetings should be held in a more timely manner to enable members to monitor and accelerate the implementation of activities.

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