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Jamaica | 13 July 2018
Agriculture minister gets report on former cane lands

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says he now has a copy of a report on the vast acreages of former cane lands now lying idle. He informed the House of Represent...


Jamaica | 27 March 2018
CDB approves grant for agriculture project in Jamaica

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will provide a grant of GBP$974,000 to the government of Jamaica to prepare a feasibility and design study for the development of an agriculture project for commun...


Jamaica | 15 March 2018
Jamaicans must see agriculture as primary source of income

Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Courtney Cole, is calling on Jamaicans to change the culture of identifying agriculture as a vocation, to a primary...


Jamaica | 13 March 2018
Jamaica looking to boost agriculture sector with investment

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is aiming to increase local and international investment into the Agriculture sector to support Jamaica's economic growth programme and empower local farmer...


Jamaica | 5 March 2018
Jamaica: Use of technology can lift agriculture and the rural poor

Up to the middle of the 1960s the revenue of the Jamaican economy was largely based on the earnings of sugar and bananas. They were the only two mainstays of the economy. Minor crops also helped: coff...


Jamaica | 26 January 2018
'Ease regulations' to fix Jamaican agriculture

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips today called for Jamaica's regulatory environment to be speedily adjusted to enable quicker processing of goods and documents in order to spark real economic growth...


Jamaica | 21 January 2018
Jamaica: Engaging young people in agriculture can help curb crime

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, says the active engagement of young people in agriculture can turn them away from a life of ...


Jamaica | 10 January 2018
Jamaican agriculture ministry to assist farmers to tackle cocoa disease

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will commence sensitising and training farmers to manage the Frosty Pod Rot (FPR) cocoa disease, beginning tomorrow. Speaking at a JIS ...


Jamaica | 2 January 2018
Jamaican agriculture needs more energy and excitement in 2018

The new year should bring joy and hope for a new beginning and much optimism in the agricultural sector. However, if the negative trends and the lacklustre performances continue in agriculture, 2018 w...


Jamaica | 15 December 2017
Agriculture Ministry to import food supplies to meet Christmas demand

The Ministry of Agriculture says it will be importing additional food supplies in order to adequately meet demands during the Christmas season after heavy rainfall across the island in recent months r...


Jamaica | 11 December 2017
Thieves rob Jamaican farmer of cattle worth over $1m

A St Ann cattle farmer has lost over $1 million in livestock due theft over the past three months. Eric Jaggon, owner of Leyford Farm in Golden Grove in the parish, told the Jamaica Observer North ...


Jamaica | 10 November 2017
UN agriculture agency launches safety handbook for banana farmers

The United Nations agriculture agency and the Government of Ecuador on Wednesday launched a practical guide for workers in the banana sector — the most exported fresh fruit in the world, both by volum...


Jamaica | 8 November 2017
Economist urges increased investment in Jamaican agriculture

Ambassador Plenipotentiary for Economic Affairs, Dr Nigel Clarke, is calling for increased investment in agriculture, as there is great demand that is not being satisfied and which the nation has the ...


Jamaica | 9 October 2017
Agriculture is business, not hobby says expert

President of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) Derrick Deslandes says Jamaica's economic progress is tied to agriculture but productivity needs to improve. To address that is...


Jamaica | 2 October 2017
St Mary farmer wants Government to do more for small farmers

A St Mary farmer is today chiding Government over what he believes is its “poor” management of the agriculture sector. Robert Wellington, a farmer from Islington in the parish, said he believes Gov...


Jamaica | 20 September 2017
Agriculture Minister to meet with Blue Mountain coffee farmers

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, (MICAF) Karl Samuda, is to meet with coffee growers from the Blue Mountain area to discuss their concerns regarding the current price of coff...


Jamaica | 17 July 2017
New organic fertilisers boost Jamaican agriculture sector

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson has welcomed the move made by local organic fertiliser company, Avery's Organic Fertilizer, w...


Jamaica | 15 July 2017
IDB to provide $650m for Jamaican agricultural programme

Jamaican Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has announced that $650 million is to be pumped into the agricultural competitiveness programme over the next three years...


Jamaica | 4 April 2017
Jamaica's rural farmers must understand ‘new agriculture’

The election process for the post of director general at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is not set to commence until late April, but prospective candidate, Argentin...


Jamaica | 2 April 2017
Jamaican dairy industry on the upswing

The local diary industry is experiencing a rebirth since the launch of the 'Drink Real Milk' campaign in January 2016, with several players reporting improved performance. The joint effort by Drink...


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 ...