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Sunday, April 30, 2017FULL DESCRIPTION
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:Cuso International Jamaica Office is seeking a Community Engagement Advisor to support the growth of the emerging green enterprise sector in Jamaica and to contribute towards the implementation of community programming related to sustainable farming.
With over a $1 billion U.S. worth of food imported each year and more young farmers leaving the trade to move to cities, Jamaica’s vulnerability grows and basic living costs increase. Rural agricultural focused regions in Jamaica have the highest prevalence of poverty with 16.5% living below the poverty line and the majority being women. Cuso International’s goal to develop Jamaica’s capacity towards sustainable environmental stewardship and economic prosperity starts with agriculture security as shocks to this basic need disproportionately affect the most vulnerable of Jamaican society. In addition to coinciding with the ISEG strategy, Cuso International aims to improve the employability and employment offerings for marginalized women and youth in rural communities by supporting budding industries including organic agriculture, agroforestry, and eco-tourism.