From 30th September to 3rd October in La Havana, Cuba, 15 national and three regional soil institutions participated and presented the status, needs and priorities for sustainable soil management in their countries during the Launch workshop of the Global Soil Partnership: Towards prevention and restoration of degraded soils in Central America and The Caribbean.
The Comunicado de la Habana was prepared by the participants in which they fully support the establishment of the Central America, Mexico and Caribbean Soil Partnership and expressed their concern about the advanced soil degradation status in the region and its impact in food security. Furthermore, they manifested that the promotion and adoption of sustainable soil management should be an imperative at all levels if to reach food security and sustainable development.
A regional Steering Committee of the Central America, Mexico and Caribbean Soil Partnership was established aiming to a full establishment and implementation of activities. Furthermore, working groups were established to develop implementation plans under each of the 5 GSP pillars.