Jamaica - REEACH


Project Title: 
Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (JA REEACH) formerly Marketing Agriculture for Jamaican Improved Competitiveness (MAJIC)

Project Overview:
Country: Jamaica
Duration: 2010 - 2015


At the beginning of FY 2013 (October 2012), the cooperative agreement’s program description was revised in response to USAID/Jamaica’s request for an amendment of MAJIC’s program focus to meet USAID Global Climate Change Adaptation (GCC-AD) and Higher Education (HE) requirements.   This revision resulted in a name change for the project, from MAJIC to the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) project, and an extension of the project’s end date to September 2014.  The Ja REEACH project goal is “to protect rural lives, livelihoods and ecosystems in targeted Jamaican communities affected by climate change through interventions that drive adaptation and build resilience.” 

Program Targets:
Through Ja REEACH, ACDI/VOCA  empowers farmers and community members with the information and technologies needed to address the constraints that climate varibility and change pose to their lives and economic activities. Ja REEACH  uses site assessments to evaluate vulnerability, exposure and sensitivity, which  inform preparation of site and activity-specific action plans. Ja REEACH  applies an integrated approach, which recognizes that climate change poses both economic and social problems.

Issuing Country 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 4:30pm

Last updated: March 06, 2015