USAID/Jamaica’s Global Climate Change Adaptation activities focus on increasing adaptive measures for climate resilient livelihoods, and addressing climate change implications on fresh and saltwater fishing (aquaponics as a form of climate-adaptive agriculture). Other key components address the alteration of planting dates to buffer the effects of climatic variation and selecting more resilient crop varieties. Technical assistance will focus on:
Global Climate Change Pilot Country
USAID/Jamaica will be a pilot mission in U.S. Government Global Climate Change programming for foreign assistance. Our blueprint of how we are integrating adaptation elements into existing projects is currently being showcased at USAID training events worldwide. Moreover, based on our focused and efficient work, USAID/Jamaica has been selected by the Global Climate Change office at DC headquarters to receive support for assessment and long-term planning to integrate adaptation into development within multiple sectors.
Last updated: February 19, 2014