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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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Caribbean Sugar Meeting Begins Today

Issues relating to sugar, such as the need for close collaboration between the Jamaican industry and Caribbean partners, will be discussed by Directors of the Sugar Association of the Caribbean, who will deliberate at a two-day meeting at the Terra … Continued

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Farmer Registration Process Going Well in St. Thomas

The registration of farmers in St. Thomas, under the Ministry of Agriculture’s Farmer Registration Programme, is currently having a success rate of 80 per cent.. Parish Manager at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office in St Thomas, Caswell Glover, … Continued

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Farmers Urged to Plant Coconut

The Coconut Industry Board (CIB), is encouraging farmers to invest in coconut production as they stand to benefit from grants and technical assistance to undertake projects. Field Officer from the CIB, Easton Fraser, addressing a meeting of the St. Elizabeth … Continued

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JAS Members in St. Elizabeth Discuss Way Forward

Farmers in St. Elizabeth, who are members of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), have called on the organisation to provide them with greater assistance in accessing loans and acquiring large machinery such as tractors, as part of the process to … Continued

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St. Elizabeth 4-H Stages Leadership Seminar

Seventeen persons on Thursday (Jan. 30), benefitted from a leadership seminar staged by the St. Elizabeth 4-H Club, which targeted school principals and managers across the parish. The participants were exposed to presentations ranging from various leadership skills that are … Continued

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Manchester 4-H Clubs Parish Achievement Day Receives Support

A number of corporate entities in Manchester have provided much needed sponsorship for the Manchester 4-H Clubs Parish Achievement Day. Singer Jamaica Limited, National Commercial Bank (NCB), Manchester Co-operative Credit Union, Pro Hardware, and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development … Continued

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