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$724 Million for Banana Support Project

The Government is spending approximately $724 million on the Banana Support Project this fiscal year, as outlined in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will continue to administer this … Continued

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$9 Million for Agricultural Support Services

Further strengthening of the support system for farmers and other key stakeholders in the agricultural industry is expected during 2009/10, as $9 million has been allocated to the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP). This is outlined in the Estimates of … Continued

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St. James Farmers to Benefit from $4 Million Grant

Some 20 farmers, primarily in the Sevens River area of St. James, are to benefit from a GBP $30,000 (J$4 million) grant from the United Kingdom-based non-governmental group, Oxfam International, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President, Senator Norman Grant, has informed. … Continued

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JAS President Wants Agricultural Stimulus in Estimates

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant, is hoping for the inclusion of an agricultural “stimulus package” in the 2009/2010 Estimates of Expenditure. Senator Grant also welcomed the Government’s decision on (April 6) to rename the Ministry … Continued

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Dr. Tufton Calls for Dynamic Export Policy

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that the country’s export strategy must be adjusted to keep pace with the dynamism of the markets it is targeting. “Our export strategy must be driven by an understanding of the marketplace … Continued

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Ministry of Agriculture Restructures Marketing Services

The Ministry of Agriculture has started a comprehensive reorganisation of its marketing services, to assist farmers in addressing problems with sourcing markets for their produce. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Donovan Stanberry, told journalists at a media briefing on Tuesday … Continued

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St. Mary Prepares for Agricultural Expo

Plans are in high gear for the annual St. Mary Agricultural Expo, to be held at the Annotto Bay Sport Complex, on Easter Monday, April 13. The show will be held under the theme: ‘Agriculture and Tourism – a Partnership … Continued

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