CHARM objectives

 
Chittagong Hill Tracts land use (Khagrachari) Photo: G.J. van Lynden

CHARM objectives

The specific objectives of CHARM are: * To provide baseline information on natural resources of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through an environmental diagnostic survey which will indicate the status of the environment and identify opportunities for improvement of land management. * To apply and test a land use planning methodology/technology developed by an EU- Indonesia cooperation project in a pilot area in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The procedure will be tailored to fit stakeholder needs and circumstances. * To establish an effective partnership for environmental and land management planning in the CHT, between the EU institutes and the Bangladesh partners. * To develop tools for database analysis and perform analyses that contribute to the land use planning process, such as erosion risk, potential for forest regrowth, land suitability for crops, flooding hazard, priority areas for conservation