Jamaica News: The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) has received an additional $270 million to continue work in 2019/2020, to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas.
The project aims to protect the livelihood and food security of vulnerable communities by improving land and water management in the agricultural sector, strengthening coastal protection, and building institutional capacity against climate change.
Achievements to date under the project, which commenced in October 2012, include the establishment of a Programme Management Unit, capacity building and training facilitation, visibility and awareness strategy implementation, communication strategy and action plan development, and stakeholder consultations.
Targeted activities for 2019/20 include commencing construction of coastal protection infrastructure, and conducting the final programme evaluation and audit.
Another $450 million is programmed in 2020/21 for the project, which is jointly financed by the Government of Jamaica and the Adaptation Fund.
It is anticipated that the initiative will conclude in March 2020.
Source: JIS News