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Central America, Caribbean and Mexico Soil Partnership

The Central America, Caribbean and Mexico Soil Partnership was established during the launch of the Global Soil Partnership workshop ‘’towards prevention and preservation of degraded soils in Central America, Caribbean and Mexico’’, October 2013, La Havana, Cuba.

The soil degradation is a serious process that is threatening the soil resources in the region thus affecting economic development, agricultural production and associated food and nutrition security, adaptation to climate change and sustainable development.


The priorities of the Central America, Caribbean and Mexico Soil Partnership are;

  • Management, conservation and restoration of soils.
  • Raise awareness on the importance of the soils.
  • Enhance Soil Information Systems in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
  • Establishing a Minimum Legal Framework for soil sustainable management the Region.

Working groups

Five Working Groups were established for the five GSP pillars of actions and are chaired as follows:

Pillar 1 Chair: Axel Schmidt (Nicaragua)

  Pillar 2 Chair: Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez (Mexico)

  Pillar 3 Chair: José Villarreal (Panama)

Pillar 4 Chair: Renato Jiménez (Costa Rica)

Pillar 5 Chair Floria Bertsch (Costa Rica)

Regional Coordinator: Ms Rosa Cuevas (GSP Secretariat)

Steering Committee

To achieve the goals of the partnership a Steering Committee was established with the following members :

  • Chair: Olegario Muniz (Cuba)
  • Vicechair: Hugo Tobías (Guatemala)
  • Other members : Daniel Lewis (Granada), Joan Morrison (Jamaica), Ramon Cardoza (México), Luis Ávarez (Honduras) y Reynaldo Mendoza (Nicaragua).