REDI - Objectives & Approach

The Government of Jamaica, through the JSIF's  Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), aimed to improve market access for micro and small-scale rural agricultural producers and tourism product and service providers by:

  • Facilitating the strengthening of the supply chain linkages between the agricultural sector and end users in processing, the tourism sector, fast food chains, restaurants and supermarkets.
  • Supporting the development of community based tourism as a viable option and opportunity for economic investment.
  • Strengthening the capacity of rural groups to be able to plan and implement income- generating projects.
  • Ensuring greater sustainability of rural development through inter agency collaboration.