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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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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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Beekeepers to Start Receiving Loans Soon

Bee farmers, who qualify under the Beekeeping Revolving Loan Programme, will begin receiving the funds as early as the next two weeks. Under the programme, established bee farmers will receive a maximum of about $250,000 to commercialize their operations, which … Continued

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