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JA-T1167 : Improving Competitiveness of the Jamaica Castor Bean Cluster

Project Status: Implementation

The objective of this TC is to create employment opportunities and reduce poverty in rural communities in Jamaica through enhanced productivity and competitiveness of the Jamaican castor oil industry. Most beneficiaries grow castor trees given the lack of economic opportunities in rural areas. Some use marginal land that is not suitable for agriculture, some provide land to foster employment and diversify their source of income, and others get concessions from charitable institutions such as the church to employ youth in some of the most underprivileged areas of the country.

Project Detail

Project Number
JA-T1167
Approval date
November 19, 2018
Project Country
Jamaica
Project Sector
PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT
Project Subsector
PRIVATE FIRMS AND SME DEVELOPMENT-ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, CLUSTERS AND INNOVATION
Project Type
Technical Cooperation
Environmental and social impact category
C
Project Status
Implementation

Project Information

Total Cost
USD 501,090
Country counterpart financing
USD 101,090
Fund
Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility