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Jamaica

Strengthening the School Feeding Programme (SFP) in Jamaica, in support of the CELAC Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and Hunger Eradication of Hunger 2025

Strengthening the School Feeding Programme (SFP) in Jamaica, in support of the CELAC Plan for Food and Nutrition Security and Hunger Eradication of Hunger 2025

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objective 1: Helping to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and the Regional Initiative 1 on Support to Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean

Objective:The project aims to develop a strategic Plan for achieving Food and Nutrition Security and the Eradication of hunger by 2025. The third pillar of this CELAC FNS Plan outlines the commitment of Member States to strengthen the Nutritional wellbeing and assurance of nutrients for all vulnerable groups, respecting the diversity of eating habits. The first line of action of this third pillar focuses on the School Feeding Programme.

Description: The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Government and the school community, utilize school gardens as a learning tool, conduct nutrition education and assessments, introduce a system of local fresh food from family farmers and make infrastructural improvements.

Duration: January 2015- January 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/JAM/3501

Promoting public purchase of locally produced food from small farmers and processors for the sustainable school feeding pilot in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica

Promoting public purchase of locally produced food from small farmers and processors for the sustainable school feeding pilot in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives (SO) 1- Helping to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; 3- Reduce rural poverty and SO4- Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems and with Regional Initiatives (RI) 1 and 2 on Support to Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean and Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development respectively. 

Objective: The project aims to develop and demonstrate a mechanism which facilitates the engagement of small farmers and processors as effective suppliers to the School Feeding Programme (SFP), through the sustainable SFP pilot.

Description: The project seeks to develop institutional mechanisms to facilitate public procurement from small farmers for the SFP in Jamaica; strengthen the capacities and facilities of farmers, farmer’s organizations, food processors and distributors to participate in public procurement arrangements for the SFP; and to support and strengthen intersectoral and multi-stakeholder coordination to enhance public procurement for the SFP. 

Duration:  15 Oct 2016 - 31 Aug 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/JAM/3601

Capacity building in resource assessment and management of the Jamaican sea cucumber fishery and potential for aquaculture development

Capacity building in resource assessment and management of the Jamaican sea cucumber fishery and potential for aquaculture development

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objective 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable

Objective: The project aims to provide expert technical assistance to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of the Fisheries Division to improve the sustainability of the national sea cucumber resource.

Description: The project seeks to improve national fisheries management capabilities and sustainable exploitation of national sea cucumber resources through improved management and monitoring. 

Duration: 01 Dec 2015- 30 November 2017

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/JAM/3502

Support for the development of the Ginger Value Chain in Jamaica

Support for the development of the Ginger Value Chain in Jamaica

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and SO4: Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems. Regional Initiative 2: Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development

Objective: The project aims to improve capacity of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to develop and implement value chain upgrading strategies; Increase stakeholder participation in the development and upgrading of the ginger value chain and strengthen the efficiency of the clean planting material production system to support extended production of ginger.

Description: The project seeks to work with the government of Jamaica to increase the production of ginger as an important means of increasing diversity and creating opportunities for improved livelihood in rural areas and especially among small farmers. 

Duration: December 2016- June 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/JAM/3602 

Creating an enabling environment for agri-insurance provision in three Caribbean countries

Creating an enabling environment for agri-insurance provision in three Caribbean countries

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives (SO) 3- Reduce rural poverty and SO5: Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.  Corresponds with Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management

Objective:  Government institutions, public agencies and producers have access to an increased number of risk-transfer services, including insurance products through public-private schemes, as well as post-disaster support services. The project aims to reinforce the capacity of these actors for what concerns the provision and use of such products and services.

Description: The project seeks to increase farmers’ livelihoods resilience against natural hazards and disasters that impact agricultural production and affect food security and nutrition, by supporting the provision of agricultural insurance tools and risk-transfer services, as well as increase farmer’s knowledge on the use of insurance tools. 

Duration: 1 September 2017 - 30 August 2019

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/SLC/3606

Improving technical and institutional capacities for disaster and climate risk management and sustainable agriculture in Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname

Improving technical and institutional capacities for disaster and climate risk management and sustainable agriculture in Jamaica, Guyana and Suriname

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and SO5: Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management.

Objective: The project aims to reduce the impact of climate-related disasters on agricultural livelihoods and improving household food security.

Description: In Jamaica, the project seeks to strengthen national systems to reduce agricultural risk and vulnerability to climate change and disasters, including mainstreaming gender for agriculture sustainability and resilience planning. 

Duration: 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/SLC/3603

Strengthening the human resilience in Northern Clarendon and West Kingston, Jamaica

Strengthening the human resilience in Northern Clarendon and West Kingston, Jamaica

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and SO5: Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management.

Objective: The project aims to enhance economic, food and nutrition security in selected communities.

Description: The project seeks to enhance community based climate-smart water management systems for improved agricultural productivity, food security and resilience to natural hazards. 

Duration: 2 October 2017 - 30 November 2020

Donor: United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security

Project code: UNJP/JAM/019/UNJ (UNDP, FAO, UNEP, PAHO/WHO)

Support to formulate a national small ruminant industry development plan in Jamaica

Support to formulate a national small ruminant industry development plan in Jamaica

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and SO5: Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises and Regional Initiative 2: Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development

Objective: The project aims to formulate an appropriate industry development sector plan which is inclusive and in accordance with global best practices. The plan will include a clear roadmap for the small ruminant industry development; capacity building for producers and stakeholders of the industry; institutional arrangements for supporting the implementation of the strategy; outline of an appropriate breeding programme for goats and sheep.

Description: The project seeks to develop an inclusive national small ruminant industry development plan in accordance with global best practices and improve the capacity of livestock staff of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to support the development of the sector.  

Duration: 31 October 2017 - 31 May 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/JAM/3603/C1

The Bahamas

Technical Assistance to support the development of an Action Plan for the National Food and Nutrition Security Policy of The Bahamas

Technical Assistance to support the development of an Action Plan for the National Food and Nutrition Security Policy of The Bahamas

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives (SO) 1- Helping to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and Regional Initiative 1: Supporting countries to achieve goals under the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

Objective: The project aims to provide guidance and support to the FNS Policy development team for the preparation of an FNS Policy Action Plan.

Description: The project seeks to provide technical support and oversight to the national counterparts for the preparation of FNS Action Plan to support the policy that has been formulated. It is expected that this will further strengthen the capacity of the country to address its FNS issues in a systematic and integrated manner.  

Duration: 22 January 2016 - 30 April 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/BHA/3601 –C1

Assessment of the National School Feeding Programme in The Bahamas

Assessment of the National School Feeding Programme in The Bahamas

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives (SO) 1- Helping to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition and SO 3- Reduce rural poverty and Regional Initiative 1: Supporting countries to achieve goals under the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative

Objective: The project aims to review the School feeding programme and the capacity of stakeholders to support a sustainable SFP

Description: The project seeks to comprehensively review the country’s School Feeding Programme and strengthen the capacity of stakeholders to support a sustainable school feeding programme. 

Duration: 01 September 2017 - 31 January 2019

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/BHA/3602 –C2

Towards a Caribbean Blue Revolution

Towards a Caribbean Blue Revolution

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, SO4: Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems. Regional Initiative 2: Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development and Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management.

Objective: The project aims increase the volumes of fish produced for the Caribbean people by small and medium- scale aquaculture and aquaponics farms ion an economically viable, ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable manner.

Description: The project seeks to develop small- and medium-scale aquaculture and aquaponics farms that are producing more fish for the Caribbean people in an economically viable, ecologically sustainable and socially acceptable manner.

Duration: August 2016- August 2018

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/SLC/3601

Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides including POPs, Promotion of Alternatives and Strengthening Pesticides Management in the Caribbean (FSP)

Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides including POPs, Promotion of Alternatives and Strengthening Pesticides Management in the Caribbean (FSP)

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable and Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management

Objective: To promote the sound management of pesticides in the Caribbean throughout their life-cycle in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the global environment.

Description: The project seeks to safely destroy POPs and obsolete pesticides, remediate pesticide contaminated sites, establish mechanisms to deal with empty pesticide and other waste containers, prevent wastes by interventions at earlier life cycle stages, strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework for managing pesticide through their life cycles and increase the successful uptake of alternatives to the most hazardous chemical pesticides on key crops.

Duration: November 2015- September 2019

Donor: Global Environment Facility

Project code: GCP /SLC/204/GFF

Belize

Developing and enhancing small scale agri-processing capacity in Belize

Developing and enhancing small scale agri-processing capacity in Belize

Priority areas: Corresponds with Strategic Objectives 2: Make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, SO 3- Reduce rural poverty and SO4: Enable more inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems. Corresponds with Regional Initiative 1: Supporting countries to achieve goals under the Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative and Regional Initiative 2: Family Farming and Inclusive Food Systems for Sustainable Rural Development

Objective: The project aims to develop agribusinesses and agrifood chains that are more inclusive and efficient and implemented by the public and private sectors. The project also aims to build the Ministry of Agriculture’s capacity to enable more inclusive and efficient commercially driven agrifood and agro-industry value chains.

Description: The project seeks to improve the food and nutrition security status in Belize by increasing employment and income opportunities for small scale rural entrepreneurs through the development of inclusive agrifood and agro-industry enterprises.

Duration: October 2017- June 2019

Donor: FAO

Project code: TCP/BZE/3601