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Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) encouraging members to expand into agro processing.

Calling Farmers | March 13, 2020
Agro processing is on the rise as more entrepreneurs capitalize on the many opportunities in this agriculture subsector. As the industry grows the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is encouraging its members to get on board, as there are multiple opportunities for farmers. Press play to find out more on this edition of calling farmers.  
Presenter: Andrae Palmer
Producer: Andrae Palmer
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