Agriculture & Livestock
The GOJ/AFP was launched on November 2, 2012. Since 2013, the PIOJ has been implementing the programme in partnership with a wide group of private and public sector stakeholders. The GOJ/AFP is aimed at protecting livelihoods, food security and safeguarding our natural resources, particularly in rural and coastal communities which are vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. The programme:
• Strengthens coastal resilience
• Improves land and water management for the agricultural sector
• Builds institutional and local capacity for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction
• Enhance food security in vulnerable communities by strengthening coastal protection • Build capacity for climate change adaptation
The programme provides technical support and funding resources to farmers in over 200 farming communities in St Ann, Manchester, Clarendon, St Thomas, St Mary, Trelawny, St Catherine and Portland as well as the government’s agro parks. RADA extension officers and select state agencies are also beneficiaries under the GOJ/AFP. The GOJ/AFP is directly linked to Vision 2030 Jamaica (outcomes 13 and 14 of Goal 4). At the global level, the programme is in sync with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, being closely aligned to SDGs 13, 14 and 15.
Government of Jamaica Adaptation Fund Programme
Must be an MSME involved in the agricultural sector.
Planning Institute of Jamaica
The PIOJ is committed to leading the process of policy fomulation on economic, social issues and external co-operation management to achieve sustainable development for the people of Jamaica
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