Sustainable Farm Forestry for Reduced Land Degradation and Optimum Climate Change Adaptation in Jamaican Watersheds
Jamaica has had a long-standing problem of idle arable lands. The root cause of the problem may be attributed to the decline in agricultural productivity. The effect is that some 250,000 acres (~100,000 hectares) are currently unused or underused while the country’s food import bills continue to escalate. The project seeks to initiate a farm forestry strategy as a sustainable option for using idle and underutilized land resources, particularly in critical watershed areas for creating wealth and minimizing the impact of future weather events due to climate change.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: The Forest Conservancy
Country: Jamaica
Area Of Work: Land Degradation
Operational Phase: Phase 5
Grant Amount: US$ 130,169.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 155,017.00
Project Number: JAM/SGP/OP5/2/CORE/LD/12/09
Start Date: 1/2013
End Date: 6/2014
Status: Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Enhanced land utilization and productivity. Training of farmers in teak forestry management . In addtion the FC will continue to manage its demonstration Teak forest and publish a teak-growers' manual
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
GEF's logo will be used on all published material including the Growers' Manual.
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Indicators
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 50

Grantee Contact

Mr Guy Symes
Phone: 1 (876) 756 1886
Fax: 1 (876) 756 1886
Email: guysymes@hotmail.com
 

Address

7 Manor Park Drive
St. Andrew , LA and the Caribbean , Kingston 8

SGP Country office contact

Ms Hyacinth Y Douglas
Phone: (876) 978-2390-9 ext. 2030
Email: hyacinthd@unops.org
 

Address

1-3 Lady Musgrave Road
Kingston 5, LA and the Caribbean