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Welcome to INMED Caribbean

The effects of global climate change have been particularly devastating to Caribbean nations, which have been battered by storms, flooding, droughts and wildfires that have disrupted food security and caused significant economic impacts. In Jamaica, climate-related events are major threats to the agricultural sector, which represents about 7 percent of GDP and employs about 18 percent of the country’s population. Smallholder farmers are among the most vulnerable, because they lack the technology, training and access to financing to implement adaptive measures. As climate change threatens economic opportunities for the agricultural sector, it’s imperative to introduce new business models and technologies for 21st Century producers to thrive.

INMED Partnerships for Children has worked in Jamaica since 2002 to improve the health, food security and income-generation opportunities of the nation’s most vulnerable people through climate-smart agriculture, skills development and opportunities for self-reliance.

Our team at INMED Caribbean, incorporated as an NGO in Jamaica in 2010, is partnering with multilateral investment banks, universities, the private sector and the Government of Jamaica to provide technical and business training, access to financing, links to markets and other resources to help farmers, women and youth implement commercial and noncommercial aquaponics systems to achieve food security, sustainable livelihoods and climate change adaptation.

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In the Caribbean, climate-related events are major threats to the agricultural sector, affecting food security and livelihoods. Small agricultural enterprises are among the most vulnerable, because many lack the technology, knowledge and financing to implement climate-adaptive measures. 

INMED Caribbean and INMED Partnerships for Children are world leaders in the field of aquaponics and have implemented numerous aquaponics systems for technical schools, incarcerated youth, individuals with disabilities and distressed communities throughout Jamaica.

Aquaponics is a climate-adaptive agriculture technique that combines fish farming with hydroponics (soilless crop production) in a closed system that produces year-round harvests at a rate roughly 10 times higher than traditional farming. Aquaponics consumes up to 90% less water, is scalable to any space (urban or rural) and is resilient to destructive climate change events. It also uses no chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

INMED has developed a simplified version of aquaponics that uses locally available materials, is easy to operate and maintain and can withstand extreme weather events. Smallholder farmers, women, youth and people with disabilities on 3 continents are running INMED Aquaponics® systems and prospering. Learn more…

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As the world struggles to handle the coronavirus pandemic, please know that INMED Caribbean is working diligently to continue serving vulnerable children, families and communities in need by adapting to changing needs and circumstances. While we are taking government-mandated precautions to protect the health and safety of our staff, partners and volunteers, we continue to work remotely and in small groups where safe and feasible, to provide critical support and services and remain focused on our core mission.
 
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