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.
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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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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


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


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