PDP: Jamaican Sustainable Farm Enterprise Program

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Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and Americas (FAVACA) three-year program will focus on the development of market-driven organic agricultural production in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica. FAVACA seeks to collaborate with local partners to ensure multi-layered sustainable practices across food systems, businesses, institutions, and organizations. Over the course of the initiative, FAVACA will place 70 U.S. professionals to train an estimated 2,500 individuals on various practices including water irrigation and management, distribution, and organic food systems. Based on over thirty years of experience and several development projects within Jamaica, FAVACA aims to empower local farmers in St. Thomas to address the number of environmental challenges and climate change issues that are hindering economic growth and crop production. Through increasing food security and enterprise profitability, this program will improve financial service and set the foundation for reproducible disaster-resistant agricultural environments.

ContactDemian Pasquarelli

Grant Summary: 
Jamaican Sustainable Farmer Enterprise Program
Award Amount: 
$699,984
Effective Date: 
December, 2014 to March, 2018