Building capacity related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs 3)

ACP MEAs 3 is a programme that promotes environmental sustainability in agriculture by providing technical assistance to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in implementing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

With the support of the European Union and in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme and the Secretariat of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, FAO works to build national, regional and global capacities to adopt ecosystem-based practices and improve the management of pesticides in agriculture. Transitioning to environmentally sustainable agricultural production systems is essential to reverse the loss of biodiversity and achieve resilient societies, food security and nutrition.

Key facts

Traditional knowledge of farmers and indigenous peoples and local communities is key to biodiversity management planning across the continent.
About 90% of Rwanda’s population depends on natural resources for their livelihood. These resources are disappearing at an alarming rate.
The wealth of biodiversity featured in the globally recognized biodiversity hotspots in Tanzania is essential to eco and outdoor tourism, a major revenue source for the country.
Zimbabwe is characterized by a large assemblage of forests and woodlands covering more than 40% of the country’s land area.
Saint Lucia possesses a high degree of biodiversity relative to its size.
Solomon Islands has the second highest terrestrial biodiversity in the Pacific.


  • ACP MEAs 3 Programme in St. Lucia

  • ACP MEAs 3 Programme in Zimbabwe

  • Capacity Building Related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements in ACP Countries (ACP MEAs 3)
  • Strengthening regulations to protect pollinators from pesticides. Views from the field
  • Highly Hazardous Pesticides: a global call for action
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