Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMs)

Project Components:

The programme will provide assistance in the form of grants to enable the Government of Jamaica to undertake key activities aimed at enhancing crop production and strengthening local markets


The banana dependent areas of Jamaica St. Thomas, St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. James, Portland, and St. Mary.

Executing Agency:

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries

Implementing Agency:

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)

Programme Funding:

The European Union

Programme Cost:

$718 million (4.73 million)

Project Duration:


Overall Objectives:

The desired results of the Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures are as follows: Increased production and farm and agribusiness productivity; Reinforced sustainability of extension and other technical services; Increased availability of disease resistant and high quality planting material; Improved cooperation and coordination of small farmers to supply markets

Broad Objectives:

The programme is aimed at combatting poverty and improving revenues in the banana dependent areas of Jamaica