Growing mushrooms is easy once you have the right resources and environment. They’re a great source of protein and other nutrients. But once you get started cultivating mushrooms how do you know when it’s time to harvest? Professor at Duke University in the United States Dr Khaled Hameed shares some tips on maintaining the crop while it’s growing.
If you’re looking for a crop that’s easy to grow and maintain then mushrooms may be the perfect fit for you. Once you have all the materials then it’s pretty simple to maintain. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers, we tell you about the tools you’ll need to grow and maintain mushrooms.
Food for the Poor Jamaica is working to increase the cultivation of mushrooms on the island through a series of workshops. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers, we share some tips on how to grow the mushrooms.
The Ministry of Agriculture is collaborating with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on four major projects across the sector. Find out more on today’s edition of calling farmers.
Insufficient collateral is one of the hindrances to getting a loan to expand your farming operations. On today’s edition of calling farmers we tell you how the development bank of Jamaica’s credit enhancement facility can help you to secure a loan without collateral.
As a farmer there may come a time when it’s necessary to expand your farming operations. Securing the right kind of financing will help ensure your farm continues to prosper as it grows. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers, we share a few tips for helping you to secure financing.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is set to work closely with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on a number of projects geared at boosting agriculture production. Portfolio Minister Audley Shaw says the projects will also allow the Ministry to capitalise on opportunities available locally.
The ministry of agriculture is on a drive to reduce the importation of planting material into Jamaica. The goal is to make Jamaica more self-reliant, producing all the planting material needed for the entire sector. On today’s edition of calling farmers, we tell you all about the ministry’s clean seed programme.
The government of Jamaica is working to make business easier for farmers and other players in the medical cannabis industry with banks in the United States. We tell you more on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw is calling on farmers to increase the planting of breadfruit trees in a bid to reduce the country’s food import bill. We tell you more on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
Seven hundred farmers in Essex Valley in St. Elizabeth are set to benefit from training that will enable them to achieve Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. The training is part of the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project, which aims to teach sustainable farming techniques to farmers, as well as improve their production and productivity among other things.
Introducing students to agricultural practices at an early age is one strategy being used to ensure the continued viability of Jamaica’s agricultural sector. On Today’s edition of calling farmers, we’re at Grateful hill primary and infant school in St Catherine.
ISRATECH limited is a Jamaican company that has been helping farmers and their crops beat the heat through its drip irrigation equipment. We share their story on today’s edition of calling farmers.
Water is a key resource for the success of any farm. When it becomes scarce during times of drought, it can be very costly to purchase water to sustain crops. To ensure that you can have enough of this precious resource, setting up a drip irrigation system is the perfect solution. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers, we share how you can set up a drip irrigation system on your farm.
If you’ve decided to build a greenhouse and you need tips on how to maintain it, listen to today’s edition of calling farmers.
Getting started in greenhouse farming starts with acquiring land to build the structure. The dimensions for the structure of the greenhouse, depend on the type of crops you plan to grow. Consultant and Engineering project manager for the Agricultural Competiveness Programme Bridging Project, Peter Reid says its very important to ensure that your greenhouse is structurally sound in order to ensure your investment is protected from natural disasters such as a hurricane.
Now is the right time to start an agro-based business in Jamaica. With Jamaica’s agriculture sector expanding and diversifying there’s room for more persons to enter and make an impact. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers we hear how the Scientific Research Council (SRC) can help you move from idea to finished product.
The Government is currently exploring the feasibility of establishing a drip irrigation system in the community of Flagaman St Elizabeth. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says introducing an irrigation system in the area will boost crop cultivation and productivity in the farming community. Minister Green adds that preliminary findings suggest that the water source in the area has enough capacity to supply the community.
If you’re looking to get into agro processing and want support to get started, then today’s edition of Calling Farmers is for you. Stay tuned to find out how the Scientific Research Council SRC can help you not only formulate new products but package and preparing them for export.
With Jamaica Moves taking the country by storm more Jamaicans are becoming active and eating healthier meals. This has created many opportunities for local agro business owners and manufacturers to exploit, specifically in the creation of healthier food items to meet the local demand. As such The Scientific Research Council (SRC) recently acquired new equipment, to help improve its product testing capabilities to help agro entrepreneurs and processors to create products for the local and international markets.