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Ginger Project for North West Clarendon

A ginger project costing some $1.5 million is to be established at Top Alston, in North West Clarendon. This is one of three National Labour Day Projects endorsed by the National Labour Day Planning Committee. The other projects are the … Continued

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Jamaica Boosting Skills in Greenhouse Technology

As Jamaica moves to improve its skills in greenhouse technology in order to boost agricultural production and local food security, 12 young persons have been enrolled in a Modified Environment Agriculture Certification Programme at the Ebony Park HEART Academy in … Continued

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Minister Says no Evidence Pigs Started Swine Flu

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has said that there is no evidence that the ‘Swine Influenza’ which continues to devastate several countries across the globe, originated in animals. At a meeting of the National Emergency Animal Disease Committee (NEADCOM) … Continued

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JAS Committed to Supporting Farmers – Norman Grant

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, has reiterated the commitment of the organisation to empowering farmers and facilitating increased production within the agricultural sector. Giving the main address at the 100th annual general meeting and 10th … Continued

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Testing Laboratory Opens at Veterinary Services Division

The country’s food security has been further strengthened with the opening of a new Molecular Biology Laboratory, at the Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, in Kingston. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton, who … Continued

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Trelawny Yam Farmer Proud of His Achievements

Fifty two year-old Ansel Williams from Trelawny, is an accomplished yam farmer, who has made a ‘decent’ livelihood out of his lifelong occupation, which began when he was just 13 years old. He proudly cites many creditable achievements, which were … Continued

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Emergency Disease Committee Monitoring Pig Farmers

Jamaica’s National Emergency Animal Disease Committee is monitoring local pig farmers to ensure that all safety measures are in place to protect animal and public health in light of the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and other countries. Director … Continued

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Sam Motta Centre Using Science for Sustainable Agriculture

A formal agreement signed in 1999 between bauxite alumina company, ALPART and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) led to the establishment of the Sam Motta Goat and Sheep Demonstration Training Centre (SMGSDTC) in Knockpatrick, Central Manchester. The … Continued

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Jamaica Hosts Cattle-Breeders Congress

The commitment to establish a youth arm of the Red Poll Cattle Breeders Society in member countries including Jamaica, and successful embryo transfers for a local breeder, were two of the main highlights of the 12th World Red Poll Congress … Continued

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