FAO in Jamaica, Bahamas and Belize

Success stories

Through support from FAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme, the Governments of Barbados, Belize and Jamaica have embarked on a mission to develop value chains they have prioritised. Under the Sub-regional Capacity Building in Sustainable Food Systems and Value Chain Development project, representatives across faculties of Government have been immersed in months of training geared at understanding the value chain process to better support their present and future industries.

A little over a year after its implementation, members of the Lydford/Moneague women’s farmer group have been reaping pig production successes beyond the initial projections.

Since its January 2015 launch, FAO’s project, Promoting Agri-business Development in Northern Belize, has been making steady progress towards improving the lives of onion producers, beekeepers and sheep farmers.

In a bid to help protect locally produced onions and scallions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF) launched a Beet Armyworm Management Programme in 2013.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, RADA and the Citrus Protection Agency to reduce the negative impact of citrus greening, a disease that affects the capacity of citrus trees to produce fruit and threatens to wipe out the local Jamaican citrus industry. Just over two years after the implementation of this project, farmers have reported significant improvements in citrus production and quality of citrus groves.