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High-Quality Seeds for Farmers

The Government’s thrust to increase production of high-quality seeds for agricultural production has been boosted with the acquisition of equipment and supplies valued at more than $2.5 million. The items, which include a seed extractor, germination chamber, forceps and Petri … Continued

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Sugar Standards Gazetted

The Government has completed the standards which dictate that all brown sugar in the local retail market be adequately packaged and labelled. The Compulsory Standards (Declaration of Standard Specification) (Brown Sugar [Revised]) Order, 2016, was signed by Minister of Industry, … Continued

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Drip Irrigation Project Targeting Food Security

Agriculture Specialist, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Vincent Thompson.

The Government is moving to safeguard Jamaica’s food security against the impact of climate change through the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) drip irrigation project. Agricultural Specialist with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), which implements REDI, Vincent Thompson, tells … Continued

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Training for Bee Farmers

To strengthen the apiculture industry to respond to climate change and associated challenges, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries provided specialised training for 14 beekeepers and eight staff members of the Apiculture Unit. The training was funded by … Continued

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Bee Farmers Commended

Members of the Hanover Bee Farmers Co-operative Society have been commended for their steadfastness and devotion to apiculture over the past five years. Addressing the third annual general meeting of the Society in Lucea, Hanover recently, the Minister also lauded … Continued

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