Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH II)



Ja REEACH II Newsletter

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USAID Mission Director Tours Jamaica Ja REEACH II Sites

USAID Mission Director, Maura Barry and College of Agriculture, Science and Education President Dr. Derrick Deslandes prepare a breadfruit seedling …


ACDI/VOCA Celebrates International Youth Day as Youth Population Nears Two Billion

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Background Narrative

The Ja REEACH II project is a four-year initiative funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Government of Jamaica partners. This project is an expansion of the Ja REEACH project which promoted the protection of rural lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems through interventions that increased and strengthened climate change adaptation. As Jamaica continues to experience extended droughts, temperature increases, and more frequent natural disasters, Ja REEACH II will collaborate with a wide range of partners and use volunteer technical assistance to stimulate climate change adaptation and mitigation. The goal of this project is “to increase climate change resilience of targeted livelihoods and ecosystems.” Actions taken will reduce the vulnerability of livelihoods and ecosystems to the impact of climate change while supporting national and local efforts towards adaptation and resilience.

Jamaica JaREEACH Request for Grant Concepts: Natural Resource Management Livelihood

ACDI/VOCA is now accepting grant Concept Papers from existing Ja REEACH II EbA implementing partner institutions within the parish of Portland to support the expansion of targeted livelihood project within the Swift River watershed. The submissions should reflect project activities to be implemented over a 9–12 month period, within the boundaries of the Swift River watershed. These grants should have the main objective of supporting the economic activities that will help people to improve their livelihoods and expand application of key natural resource management best practices. Learn More

  • Increased investment in climate-smart agriculture
  • Increased adoption of natural resource management best practices
  • Improved Global Climate Change policy and planning and coordination structures
  • Drive investments in climate-smart agriculture with a focus on priority agricultural value chains that are consistent with the country’s economic strategy
  • Promote and incentivize the adoption of natural resource management best practices in targeted climate risk zones
  • Use data from climate models and climate change vulnerability assessments for expanded adaptation of natural resource management decision-making
  • Institutions extend credit services to micro and small businesses
  • Rural households/farmers diversify their livelihoods
  • Value chain actors market Climate Smart Agriculture products to stakeholders implementing risk-reducing practices/actions to improve resilience to climate change
  • Institutions with improved capacity to address climate change issues
  • Institutions supported to mainstream climate and disaster risk reduction in development planning

Funder: USAID
Budget: $12,000,000
Contact: Ricardo Blanco at RBlanco@acdivoca.org
Project Office: 1a Braemar Avenue, Kingston 10 Jamaica W.I

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