SRC to Promote Increased Use of Technology in Productive Sector


The Scientific Research Council (SRC) will be facilitating increased use of technologies in the productive sector this fiscal year.
As contained in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives last week by the Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Phillip Paulwell, the Council plans to sell at least one technology package (Techpak) to the sector and to improve solar drying technology for the farming community.
In addition, services will be provided to micro, small and medium-sized (MSME) enterprises in the utilization of a semi-automatic juice line for the production of Jamaican ‘roots’ and juice products.
The SRC will also continue efforts to strengthen its own technologies in the areas of biotechnology, wastewater, food-processing and natural products development, and intends to complete the transfer of tissue culture technology at a low cost to all relevant farming areas by March 2008.
SRC also expects to completely transfer technology in the air water lift (AWL) system and Impoundment Project to the aquaculture sub-sector by March 2008.

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