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$50 Million Available to Small Fishers

The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, is advising that a revolving loan of $50 million, administered by the National People’s Co-operative Bank, is available to small fishers to move the sector forward. Fishers can use loans to retool, … Continued

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Agriculture Ministry Launches HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy

The Ministry of Agriculture today (Feb.17) launched its HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy, joining the list of Government and private sector organisations that have taken a stand against HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace. The programme, through a collaborative and culturally sensitive approach, … Continued

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Fisheries Division Gets Motorcycle

The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, has acquired a motorcycle, which will enhance its capacity to manage and protect Jamaica’s fisheries resources. Speaking Wednesday (Feb.11) at the handing over ceremony, at the Ministry, Hope Gardens, Kingston, Minister of … Continued

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Pepper Mashers Being Established

The Ministry of Agriculture will be establishing pepper mashers, in an effort to satisfy the increasing demand for mashed hot peppers in the agro-processing trade. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, said the Ministry, through its Agricultural Support Services Project … Continued

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Lands Suitable for Rice Farming Identified

Several parcels of land, suitable for rice farming, have been identified across the island, with adequate water resources in place to carry out the activity. “However, there will need to be some rehabilitation of the infrastructure, because we have been … Continued

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Jamaica to Host 5th Hemispheric Meeting on Agriculture

The 5th Hemispheric Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture, which will address strategic issues and specific mandates related to agriculture and rural life in the Caribbean, Central and South America, will be held in Montego Bay, St. James, in October. Representatives of … Continued

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