New Partnership to Expand Aquaponics Farming in Jamaica

New Partnership to Expand Aquaponics Farming in Jamaica

CLARENDON, JAMAICA (20 May 2022): The agriculture sector in Jamaica will get a boost with the launch of a new adaptive agriculture initiative today. The INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE)  will provide training and support to help smallholder farmers and emerging entrepreneurs establish agro-enterprises throughout the island for food security, climate adaptation and sustainable livelihoods.

Global humanitarian development NGO INMED Partnerships for Children has partnered with Jamaica 4-H Clubs to implement the first INMED ASE hub farm and training centre on a 14-acre parcel of land in Vernamfield, Clarendon. The hub farm includes a commercial-size aquaponics system with 1,000 ft2 of grow space for fresh vegetables and fruits and over 5,000 gallons of water for fish, and  the capacity to generate, process and ready-for-market about 10 tons of total produc annually], operated on solar power, and training facilities.… Read the rest...

Agriculture ministry excited about aquaponics expansion

Agriculture ministry excited about aquaponics expansion

February 7, 2021

Full article by the Jamaica Observer

A high-level courtesy call by non-profit organisation INMED Caribbean on Minister Floyd Green and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has resulted in an endorsement from the minister for the organisation’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) initiative.

The call included representatives from the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), 4H Clubs, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), National Fisheries Authority as well as business consultants and technical advisors.

INMED Caribbean and the Ministry of Agriculture will be exploring a collaboration to promote and encourage the institutionalisation of aquaponics in schools as a viable agricultural technology to combat climate change.… Read the rest...

Climate-vulnerable communities in Jamaica get a boost

Climate-vulnerable communities in Jamaica get a boost

CLARENDON, JAMAICA (March 5, 2020): In an official handover ceremony today in the Alston District of Clarendon, Jamaica, five communities became the proud owners of INMED AquaponicsTM systems.

The systems were made possible by the Government’s Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience to reduce Jamaica’s vulnerability to climate change. The island is experiencing increasingly destructive impacts, such as stronger hurricanes, severe flooding, prolonged droughts and sea level rise, which have led to food insecurity, unemployment and growing poverty. Between 2001 and 2012, Jamaica experienced 11 storm events (including five major hurricanes) and several flood events amounting to roughly J$128.54 billion in loss and damage.… Read the rest...