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.
|Location||Jamaica, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 557 Thousand|