Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate cHange (Ja REEACH II)
The Ja REEACH II project is a four year initiative funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Government of Jamaica partners. This project is an expansion of the Ja REEACH project which promoted the protection of rural lives, livelihoods, and ecosystems through interventions that increased and strengthened climate change adaptation. As Jamaica continues to experience extended droughts, temperature increases, and more frequent natural disasters, Ja REEACH II will collaborate with a wide range of partners and use volunteer technical assistance to stimulate climate change adaptation and mitigation. The goal of this project is “to increase climate change resilience of targeted livelihoods and ecosystems.” Actions taken will reduce the vulnerability of livelihoods and ecosystems to the impact of climate change while supporting national and local efforts towards adaptation and resilience.
Drive investments in climate-smart agriculture with a focus on priority agricultural value chains that are consistent with the country’s economic strategy Promote and incentivize the adoption of natural resource management best practices in targeted climate risk zones Use data from climate models and climate change vulnerability assessments for expanded adaptation of natural resource management decision-making