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...

Follow A Farmer: Clarendon

Follow A Farmer: Clarendon

Clarendon

Our aquaponics farmers have been extremely productive since our last update. Via a partnership with the Jamaica Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, INMED Caribbean recently broke ground on two more community aquaponics systems in the parish of Clarendon, where residents continue to struggle with the devastating environmental and socioeconomic effects of climate change. While construction proceeds on these systems, farmers in the community of James Hill held a volunteer workday to prepare their grow beds for planting.

INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) project will not only provide year-round food security for vulnerable communities, such as those in Clarendon, but will also provide technical and business training, access to financing and links to markets for those who wish to launch agribusinesses.… Read the rest...

INMED Aquaponics Grows  Opportunities in Clarendon

INMED Aquaponics Grows Opportunities in Clarendon

Via a partnership with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, INMED Caribbean is installing community aquaponics systems in Clarendon, where residents continue to struggle with the devastating environmental and socioeconomic effects of climate change. In addition to the systems, INMED Caribbean is providing technical and business training, access to financing and links to markets for those who wish to launch agribusinesses.

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