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Jamalco Reports Record Production Figures

The Jamalco bauxite plant is reporting record production figures for the first six months of the year, with output at 3, 944 metric tonnes of alumina per day, exceeding the projected daily target of 3,650 metric tonnes. The company was … Continued


Ban on Mechanical Guns Used for Fishing

As part of measures to protect the country’s fish stock, the Government has announced a ban on the use of mechanical guns for fishing, effective March 31, 2010. “We are not banning spear fishing, what we are saying is that … Continued


Process to Form Agro-Invest Corporation Underway

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is in the process of merging the Agricultural Development Corporation, the Agricultural Support Services and Productive Projects Fund Limited to form the Agro-Invest Corporation. “What this entity will do is address the investment strategy … Continued


Dr. Tufton Says Cassava Making Significant Strides

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Christopher Tufton is touting cassava as having made significant strides during the past year, with a number of products on the market. Making his contribution to the Sectoral Debate Tuesday (July 7), Dr. Tufton … Continued


Dr. Tufton Lauds St. Mary Cassava Chips Project

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has lauded the efforts of JP Tropical Foods/St Mary Farm in producing value added products like chips from locally grown foods, including cassava. Dr. Tufton, who was touring the farm on … Continued


Pleasing Results from MD2 Pineapple Tests

Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, expressed his pleasure that test plots for the new variety of MD2 pineapples are flourishing in Jamaica, while touring pilot projects in St Mary on Friday (July 3). The Minister said he first … Continued


CIB Seeks Support for Coffee Development Project

The Coffee Industry Board (CIB) is seeking private sector funding for the development of a 1,000-acre coffee farm as part of efforts to boost production of the crop. Board Chairman, Howard Mitchell, said that the CIB has already written proposals … Continued


Food Safety Agency in the Making

With the recent implementation of the “One Stop Shop” Import Export Inspection Centre, plans are now afoot to implement a Food Safety Agency to consolidate the work of the seven agencies housed at the centre. The announcement was made by … Continued


JAS Launches Farm Queen Competition

The crowning of the National Farm Queen will be among the main attractions at the 57th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, at the Denbigh Showground in Clarendon on July 31-August 2, 2009. As the Jamaica Agricultural Society … Continued


Agriculture Filling Void – Dr. Tufton

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that the agricultural sector has been responding positively and filling the void left by a fallout in other industries. He pointed out that despite numerous challenges facing the productive … Continued


Peanut Farmers Attend Seminar in St. Elizabeth

Several peanut farmers in St. Elizabeth benefitted from a recent training seminar, hosted by the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, at the Warminster peanut factory in the parish. Presenter at the seminar, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, … Continued

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