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Agricultural Growth Contributes To Less Food Imports

Calling Farmers | March 9, 2017
Agricultural growth contributes to less food imports
Presenter: Twila Wheelan
Producer: Twila Wheelan
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Calling Farmers | August 15, 2019
Plans are advancing for the establishment of a Home Grown School feeding programme in the country. In June, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw travelled to Rome to discuss the matter with international agriculture stakeholders.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Anthony Morgan
Calling Farmers | August 14, 2019
As part of efforts to boost the country’s food security, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is seeking to implement sustainable water- harvesting techniques in the sector. Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Peter Thompson says the Authority has conducted an audit of the island’s public water catchment facilities, with the objective of putting them back into service.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Anthony Morgan
Calling Farmers | August 13, 2019
Drip irrigation is being targeted as part of the Government’s solution to combating the persistent effects of climate change in the country, including the recurring drought conditions. The practice is among the major initiatives planned for the agri sector by Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Anthony Morgan
Calling Farmers | August 12, 2019
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, has announced that the price of cocoa payable to farmers is to be increased. The Minister made the announcement while addressing the 67th annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 5. He says the price per box will move from 2,600 dollars to 3,000 dollars per box, adding that more is in store as the government continues to support the nation’s farmers.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Anthony Morgan
Calling Farmers | August 9, 2019
The Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce (JDAT) is on a mission to ensure that the foods grown for consumption in Jamaica are of the highest quality. Thus, they're encouraging more local farmers to adopt organic farming practices. Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that avoids the use of pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. Its principles and practices seek to achieve harmony between crop and livestock production and the agro-ecosystem.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Marion Myrie
Calling Farmers | August 8, 2019
This year’s staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show saw a number of overseas dignitaries in attendance. Heading the list was the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, who was on a state visit to the island between August 5 and 7 with his wife Margaret Kenyatta. President Kenyatta, who is also a dairy farmer, toured the Denbigh show grounds with Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Independence Day. The President said he was pleased to have participated in the Caribbean’s premiere agricultural show and commended the Government and the people of Jamaica for the progress made in the sector.
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Anthony Morgan