Jamaica: Cockpit Country project receives US$6 million

The Government of Jamaica has obtained US$6 million through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a project titled, ‘Conserving biodiversity and reducing land degradation in the Cockpit Country’. Under the project, a number of demonstration investment projects in sustainable land management, sustainable forest management and agricultural development practices will be undertaken in selected areas, including small business enterprises that are economically viable and culturally acceptable; a grant facility to incentivise the uptake of best practices; biodiversity and climate-resilient agriculture; sustainable ecotourism initiatives; and sustainable forest management approaches for rehabilitation and restoration.

Jamaica Information Service
Wednesday 17 July 2019