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Jamaica | 25 January 2017
Jamaican farmers encouraged to practise climate-smart agriculture

Minister without Portfolio in the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, JC Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers to practise climate-smart agriculture (CSA), to help grow the sector in ...

Jamaica | 22 September 2016
Agriculture minister wants more youth involved in sector

The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda continues to push for more young people to get involved in the agriculture sector. “We have to get (more) young people work...

Jamaica | 21 September 2016
Agriculture gets a financial beating in Jamaica

There is an increasing need to invest in the agricultural industry due to changes in people's dietary preferences as they try to take a healthier approach to eating. Agricultural investment is also...

Jamaica | 12 September 2016
Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture taskforce digs in

The Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce, in its efforts to promote sustainable and organic farming, will be providing training for farmers starting next month through a partnership with the Jamaica...

Jamaica | 13 June 2016
Farm up Jamaica for organic farming

Jamaican farmers are missing out on the multibillion market for organically grown food in the US, according to Neil Curtis founder of Farm Up Jamaica. Curtis wants them to start targeting that nich...

Jamaica | 8 June 2016
Gov’t focused on growing agriculture

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government is focused on expanding the agricultural sector in order to reduce food imports and grow the economy. ...

Jamaica | 6 June 2016
Workshop targets expediting loans for agricultural sector

Financial institutions as well as agricultural organisations are now in a position to better identify with the financial needs of farmers and other agricultural stakeholders following a climate smart ...

Jamaica | 20 October 2015
Young persons urged to get involved in agriculture

Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging young persons to view agriculture as a career path of choice, as it is a viable income earner that can help change ...

Jamaica | 14 August 2015
Towards sustainable and profitable agriculture

AGRICULTURE minister, Mr Derrick Kellier, tells us that there is a huge unsatisfied demand for Jamaica's farm produce in the United States. "There are some 52 items on the pre-clearance list for th...

Jamaica | 14 July 2015
Gov't committed to strengthening livestock sector

Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Luther Buchanan, says that the Government is committed to strengthening the livestock sector, to ensure its sustainability ...

Jamaica | 23 June 2015
Diaspora urged to invest in agriculture

State minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Luther Buchanan is urging members of the Diaspora to take advantage of the many investment opportunities which now exist in ag...

Jamaica | 26 May 2015
Farmers to be trained in environmentally-friendly practices

President, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, says educational programmes will be implemented for farmers, particularly in the coffee growing areas of the island, to discourage ...

Jamaica | 21 April 2015
Food export facilities get grant assistance from Agriculture Ministry

Two food export entities in western Jamaica have benefitted from grant assistance amounting to J$2.1 million from the Ministry of Agriculture, to undertake improvements to their facilities. Portfol...

Jamaica | 8 December 2014
More youth should become involved in agriculture – state minister

State Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Labour, and Social Security, Luther Buchanan, is emphasizing the need for more youth involvement in agriculture, to ensure the sector’s continued growth....

Jamaica | 8 October 2014
Jamaica appoints new agriculture minister

A new agriculture minister has been appointed in Jamaica about a month after his predecessor died after suffering chest pains at a U.S. airport. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced Monda...

Jamaica | 7 April 2014
Pig farmers in trouble

Pressed to the wall by "un-competitively" low returns for pork, Jamaica's pig farmers are gearing up for concerted action to force a price increase. "We have had consultations and we believe we hav...

Jamaica | 4 April 2014
Ministry wants more youth in agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is undertaking several initiatives aimed at attracting more youth to the sector, and boosting Jamaica's food security and export opportunities. Minister of...

Jamaica | 10 December 2013
Jamaican dairy industry 'in crisis'

"THE DAIRY industry is in a crisis now," Jasmin Holness declared in her opening statement to the 56th annual general meeting of the Jamaica Hope Cattle Breeders Society last Thursday. Holness noted...

Jamaica | 16 May 2013
Taxes counterproductive to agriculture sector

Opposition Spokesperson on Agriculture, JC Hutchinson says several of the tax measures introduced by the Government are affecting the growth potential of the sector. Speaking in the Sectoral Debat...

Jamaica | 14 May 2013
Clarke says no instability at agriculture ministry

The Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, has dismissed claims by the Opposition that there is instability at his Ministry. Speaking in the Senate on Friday, Opposition Senator, Dr Chr...

Jamaica | 29 April 2013
Agriculture in safe hands, says Clarke

Roger Clarke says he is confident that Jamaica's agriculture sector is in safe hands with the crop of youngsters that the Jamaica 4-H Clubs continue to produce. Clarke, the minister of agriculture ...

Jamaica | 2 November 2012
Land puts limits on Jamaica's food security push

Structural shifts in the world production of food over the last three years demonstrate that the food crisis is still a live concern, according the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. Jamaica wi...

Jamaica | 31 October 2012
JP loses 90% of banana crop

Jamaica Producers Group (JP) may lose five per cent of its annual revenues or some J$350 million because of Hurricane Sandy damage to its banana crop. That is unless JP can tweak more value from it...

Jamaica | 13 August 2012
Clarke selling Jamaica agriculture to London investors

Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke has moved to leverage Jamaica's vast acreages of unused arable lands and suitability for growing exotic spices and fruits to woo potential investors in the agricul...

Jamaica | 10 June 2012
Pig farmers hopeful after tax roll-back

The organisation representing the country's pig farmers is optimistic that the recently revised tax measures will boost the sector, which two weeks ago had complained bitterly about the Government's i...

Jamaica | 31 May 2012
Coffee industry needs shake-up

Chairman of the Coffee Industry Board, Frank Phipps, QC, has said more has to be done to grow the industry’s assets even as it awaits divestment of the commercial aspects of its operations. P...

Jamaica | 21 March 2012
Rainwater harvesting to help 300 farmers

SOME 300 farmers in St Elizabeth are expected to benefit from a rainwater harvesting project.

Jamaica | 1 October 2011
Poultry company wants to reap training benefit

The Caribbean Broilers (CB) Group on Tuesday officially broke ground for a state-of-the-art pig-rearing facility at Ebony Park...

Jamaica | 21 September 2011
Jamaica, China to promote agriculture

Jamaica and China have signed a memorandum of understanding for agricultural cooperation, aimed at promoting development in Jamaica’s agriculture sector.

Jamaica | 16 September 2011
Govt to launch Project Land today

A programme to put more titles in the hands of landowners will be launched by Prime Minister Bruce Golding today, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Robert Montague has said.