National Diagnostic Study on Land Degradation in Guyana

The firm conducted a National Diagnostic Study on Land Degradation in Guyana for the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

In fulfilling its ToR the firm completed the following tasks:

  1. Creating A manual for Land Degradation Assessment (LDA) which featured the use of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands Project (LADA) and World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCOT) approaches to land degradation assessments,
  2. Conducting A National Land Degradation Assessment Training Workshop in which the designed manual was utilized to train stakeholders in LDA techniques,
  3. Conducting a comprehensive literature review, stakeholder consultations and fieldwork which included GIS mapping of degraded locations during a fly-over exercise, expert knowledge and existing aerial photography,
  4. Presenting the preliminary findings on land degradation at a national stakeholder’s consultation workshop and the compilation of a workshop report, and
  5. Compiling the National Assessment of Land Degradation in Guyana Diagnostic Report.

Duration: July to November, 2008

Land Degradation Flyover Exercise (Crabwood Creek - Corentyne)
Land Degradation Flyover Exercise Mahdia
Participants at Land Degradation Training Workshop