Climate Change Adaptation to secure rural Livelihoods in Cedar Valley

The Environmental Health Foundation implemented climate change adaptation measures to improve farmers’ resilience and adaptive capacity in Cedar Valley, St. Thomas.

Climate Change Adaptation to secure rural Livelihoods in Cedar Valley

Agriculture accounts for 20% of Jamaica’s labour force and represents approximately 5% of the country’s GDP. Agriculture is especially vulnerable to global changes in the climate and deterioration of this sector will severely impact rural farming communities and threaten national food security. As a result, a community based approach is integral to building local climate change resilience and thus, national adaptive capacity.

The overall goal of the Climate Change project is to build climate change resilience and adaptation in the farming community of Cedar Valley, St. Thomas, to boost and secure livelihoods and quality of life through agriculture, water storage and conservation, and protection of natural resources.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • The Environmental Health Foundation (EHF)

    Jamaica | Staff size: Unknown

    The Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) is a private, independent grant-making organization dedicated to providing strategic investments and support to groups and individuals with the aim of...

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Key Information

LocationJamaica, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 557 Thousand