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.