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

Location:

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:

2014-2018

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