Jamaica - Community-based Micro-enterprise Development Project

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Project Title: 
Community-based Micro-enterprise Development

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 42 Months

Contractor(s)/Grantee(s):
Local Initiative Facility for the Environment (LIFE)

Objective:
The overall purpose of the project is to facilitate the development of agricultural-based micro-enterprises in rural communities to improve standards of living and promote economic diversification.
The Objective is the development or expansion of 169 agriculturally/environmentally based Micro-enterprises in 30 communities through the application of beekeeping, protected farming, agro-processing, renewable energy technologies and community tourism activities over a 42 month period.

Program Targets:
The total direct beneficiaries

  • 262 persons

The project will also indirectly impact on 1048 persons

Program Status:

 Project Activity

Target

Status

Protected Farming structures

3

3

Agro-processing

3

2

Beekeeping

 

 

Number of persons trained

135

132

Apiaries (honey, pollen)

135

115

Wax Apiaries (satellite)

40

8

Wax Apiaries (main)

9

6

Value Added Processing Areas

4

1 being established

3 – preliminary activities being done

Community Tourism

1

0

Renewable energy/rainwater harvesting

8

4

Capacity Building

4

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approximately 78% of the project activities have been completed.  

Issuing Country 
Date 
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:45pm

Last updated: March 19, 2014