GOJ/Adaptation Fund Project (ERASCA)

The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries has partnered with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Works Agency (NWA), and Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment (MOTE) under the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) to prepare a National Programme Proposal for Climate Change Adaptation. The GOJ/Adaptation Fund Programme has three main interventions:
Intervention 1: Increasing the climate resilience of the Negril coastline
Intervention 2: Enhancing climate resilience of the agricultural sector by improving water and land management in selected communities
Intervention 3: Improving institutional and local level capacity for sustainable management of natural resources and in disaster risk reduction in the targeted vulnerable areas;
The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (through Rural Agricultural Development Authority – RADA and National Irrigation Commission - NIC) will be responsible for the implementation of Intervention 2 and a subsection of Intervention 3. The agricultural component: "Enhancing the Climate Resilience of the Agricultural Sector by Improving Water and Land Management" includes alternative water harvesting and management methods such as mini-dams, rainwater harvesting and gravity drip irrigation systems; training in efficient water use and climate change adaptation and techniques to improve soil moisture retention and disaster risk management. Beneficiaries will be rural communities in the parishes of Manchester, Trelawny, St. Mary, St. Ann, St. Catherine and Clarendon which face the greatest level of risk. The total cost of the project is US $10 Million However, the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries is allotted US$2.9M.

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