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Decision B.14/9

Jamaica: Enhancing the resilience of agriculture and coastal resources for food security and livelihoods protection (PIOJ) (JAM/NIE/Multi/2011/1, US$9,995,000) 
Having considered the comments and recommendations of the Projects and Programme Review Committee, the Adaptation Fund Board decided to:
(a) Approve the Project Funding Grant Request in the amount of US $30,000;
(b) Endorse the project concept, as supplemented by the clarification response provided by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) to the request made during the technical review of the proposal;
(c) Request that the secretariat transmit to PIOJ the following observations:
(i) The fully-developed proposal should expand on the information provided in the project, particularly on Part III of the proposal;
(ii) At the full proposal stage, the proponent should revise Part 2, section I of the document by elaborating on the full cost of adaptation reasoning, to ensure that the project would meet the full cost criterion;
(iii) The linkages between the first two components should be made clearer;
(iv) The proponent should clarify in the fully developed proposal if the artificial reefs to be installed are in addition to the breakwaters or are the breakwaters themselves. If they are in addition, then this should be added as a Concrete Output for Component 1 in the Programme Components and Financing table. If they are one in the same, then the proponents should justify that the breakwaters proposed will encourage growth of 
corals. Overall, the full proposal should describe very clearly the integrated approach to tackle the identified issues in the Negril area, and the combined soft and hard engineering structures which will be installed;
(v) At Negril, the project must consider the role of upstream agriculture practices and effluent from coastal development, and the extent to which these issues need to be addressed, to make sure that the erosion solutions being proposed are not compromised;
(vi) For Component 2, the current climate scenario should be described, in order to better assess the vulnerability of the targeted areas. A vulnerability map of the region should be provided;
(vii)Sections A and B of component 3 should be merged, and redundancy in the sought activities avoided;
(viii) The water collection and management engineering solutions in Component 2 will have a limited life-span if not protected from the ongoing poor land management which leads to flash flooding, soil erosion and siltation. Measures to address and avoid these problems must have priority in order to protect any proposed dam work. This should not be limited to green gullies but also on-farm soil and crop management techniques being widely adopted by individual farmers; 
(ix) Stronger and clearer links to the existing and recently completed projects on improved land management and agriculture adaptation to climate change need to be built into the proposal, and the added value in relation to the overall objective of the programme clearly demonstrated. There will be many lessons learned already which are directly related to the proposed activities; best use should be made of the experience gained. Where clear lessons are already known, these need to be built into the project from the start.
(d) Request the PIOJ to transmit the observations under item (c) to the Government of Jamaica ; and
(e) Encourage the Government of Jamaica to submit, through the PIOJ, a fully-developed project proposal that would address the observations under item (c).



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