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Coffee Industry has Maintained Standard -Dr Tufton

The coffee industry has maintained its production of high quality products over the years, which has received international recognition resulting in significant benefits to the country. This, according to Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, who made the observation the … Continued

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Jamaicans Urged to Eat More Local Produce

Culinary Specialist with Grace Kitchens and Consumer Services, Maizie Miller, has added to the call for Jamaicans to make greater use of home-grown produce, in light of the global economic challenges. Mrs. Miller was giving the keynote address at the … Continued

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FAO Assisting Farmers in Production of Lucea Yam

The Cascade Producers Marketing Organisation, in Hanover, a group comprising some 25 farmers from that rural district, signed an agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) yesterday (Jan. 21) which guarantees the farmers some … Continued

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28 Graduate from Beekeeping Training Programme

Twenty-eight apprentice beekeepers recently graduated from a training programme in apiculture having benefited from a $2.9 million investment in the sector by the Ministry of Agriculture and Land. The Apiculture Unit of the Research and Development Division in the Ministry … Continued

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0rganic Products to Be Certified

The Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM) is currently developing a local certification programme, which will provide assurance to local consumers that they are purchasing certified organic products. This is being done in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Human Resources Development … Continued

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Agricultural Production Increase in ST. Ann

Agricultural production in St. Ann rebounded in 2003, recording growth for three successive quarters, following a year, which saw low output in 2002. Vivian Kildare, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Parish Manager, told JIS News that production declined by 27 … Continued

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