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    Jamaica Banana Board Introducing a new variety of bananas to the sector

    Calling Farmers | October 28, 2019
    The Jamaica Banana Board is introducing a new variety of bananas to the sector. These new varieties are disease tolerant and high yielding. We tell you more on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
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    To solve the problem of food wastage in the agricultural sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is establishing agro economic zones across the island. These facilities will take produce directly from farmers to reduce wastage in the process. Listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to learn more.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
    Calling Farmers | December 5, 2019
    Losing your job is a difficult situation to deal with, but being presented with an alternative, legitimate source of income can make the transition more bearable. This was the case for former workers at the Moneymusk Sugar Factory in Clarendon who, after the factory was closed, turned to farming. Listen to Calling to Farmers to learn about how the Kingdom of Morocco and the SCJ is helping farmers to get back on their feet.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
    Calling Farmers | December 4, 2019
    The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is exploring the establishment of a transitional permit to make it easier for small farmers to enter the medicinal cannabis industry. Director of Enforcement and Monitoring at the CLA, Faith Graham says the initiatives will provide small farmers a cost effective way to enter the sector while they work towards gaining their cultivator license from the authority. Listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to learn more.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
    Calling Farmers | December 3, 2019
    The rise of the Medical Cannabis industry is creating new opportunities for large and small farmers to grow the plant for sale and supply end to users, such as businesses who use it to make various types of bi-products like creams and oils. But before you can start growing you will need to obtain a cultivators licence. Listen to today’s edition of Calling Farmers to find out what you need to know to begin the application process.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
    Calling Farmers | December 2, 2019
    Approximately 5,000 students from across the country attended the 20th staging of the Minard Livestock show and Beef Festival recently in Brown’s Town, St. Ann. The event was held under the theme ‘Empowering Youth in Livestock Production and National Development’. Activities for the day were designed to showcase the important aspects of the livestock industry to young Jamaicans. Listen to Calling Farmers to get the details on this agricultural initiative.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer
    Calling Farmers | November 29, 2019
    Jamaica is moving closer to a self-sustained agriculture sector with the production levels for several crops up by 20 percent. This as a result of the agricultural productivity incentive programme. Listen to this edition of calling farmers to learn more.
    Presenter: Andrae Palmer
    Producer: Andrae Palmer