The Jeffrey Town Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction Project was developed through a proposal led by the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association (JTFA) on behalf of the Jeffrey Town Community Development Committee (CDC), in Jeffrey Town St. Mary, Jamaica

Jeffrey Town is a rural, agricultural community located in the hills of Western St. Mary. The community comprises of 9 districts and has a population of approximately 3000 residents.

Within the past 20 years, members of the community have been regularly impacted by floods, landslides and droughts in addition to hurricanes and periods of water scarcity.

About the Project:       

The Jeffrey Town Integrated Disaster Reduction Project (JTIRRRP) is a two – year project financed through donor funds from the Caribbean Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF)/Canada and UKaid and administered by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Main Partners are:  Ja REEACH, Rural Agricultural Development Agency (RADA), Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Social Development Commission (SDC), National Works Agency (NWA), Ministry of Health (MoH) and the St Mary Parish Council.

A Project Management Team (PMT) manages the everyday activities of the project in conjunction with the executive of the Jeffrey Town Farmers Association.

Project Grant: US$649,696.00

Project Duration: Two Years  – March 2015 to March 2017

Project Objective:

To lessen the impact of Climate Change on Jeffrey Town and its 9 districts by:

(a)        Building Climate Change resilient Infrastructure

(b)        Strengthening Food Security & Livelihoods

(c)        Enhancing capacity in Disaster Risk Management through awareness and knowledge dissemination among all population groups       including the elderly, women, children and the disabled.


Jeffrey Town Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction Project

Progress Chart

Sub-Project Status
1.Four Solar Powered Water Catchment Systems  Construction commenced August 15 2016
2.Gabion Wall construction (Wallingford river bed) Construction completed January 2016
3.Culvert/Catch Basins rehabilitation Top Road Construction almost complete
4. Construction of Footbridge Spring Garden
5.Greenhouse for production of Irish Potato Seeds  Contract issued.
6. Wallingford School shelter upgrades
7.Draining of 1 acre pond and opening of gullies  Commenced
8. Extension at JTFA Building Building constructed.
8a. Solar Upgrades at JTFA Building Draft contract sent to CDB for No Objection
9. Commissioning and Certification of Production Area Extension constructed, minor fixture and fitting to be completed
10. Drying House construction and commissioning Bid documents received
11. Farmer training on demonstration plot Demo Plot established and 11 replication plots established
12.Radio programme development on Climate Change and its impact First series and second series aired
13. School Tour and student engagement Commenced, Music video made
14.Development of  magazines, leaflets, brochures, banners Complete
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