The Agriculture project seeks to enhance the ability of Jamaicans to engage in sustainable natural resource management.
Volunteers in the Agriculture Sector work with community based organizations, government & non-government organizations and farmer’s groups. Along with their project partners, Volunteers engage, train and coach community members in sound agricultural, organizational development and business practices.
The goal of Peace Corps Jamaica’s Agriculture Project is:
Individuals and/or groups in rural Jamaican communities will achieve sustainable livelihoods and resilience to environmental shocks and stresses.
The objectives of the Agriculture Project are:
1. Increase capacity of individual group members to improve the diversity, productivity, and/or sustainability of their agricultural production (climate smart agriculture).
2. Increase capacity of individual group members to generate agriculture-related income.
3. Strengthen the capacity of community organizations to achieve their mission.
Volunteers and project partners (farmers, community members, etc.) will work together to promote climate smart agricultural practices, build organizational capacity and promote agriculture-related income generation throughout Jamaica. Volunteers work with organizations and project partners to plan and co-facilitate trainings, establish sustainable agriculture practices, and build the capacity of organizations within the sector. Volunteers will coach individuals and support the implementation of agriculturally sustainable projects and income generation activities.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check