The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has been working to improve access to farming communities through its farm road rehabilitation programme. So far over 250 roads have been upgraded under the programme at a cost of over 18 billion dollars. Stay tuned to find out more on today’s edition of calling farmers.
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries says the United States medicinal hemp market presents many opportunities for local farmers. Stay tuned to find out how you can get involved on today’s edition of calling farmers.
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the operations of OGH Jamaica organic Hemp farm will have a positive impact on the sector. Stay with us to hear more on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
Organic Growth Holdings is one of the newest players in the growing medical cannabis industry in Jamaica with the company operating a craft medicinal hemp farm at Long Pond Estate in Trelawny. The company, which trades locally as OGH Grow Jamaica, will utilize the hemp grown on the property to manufacture a number of organic wellness products. Over 4 million US dollars have been invested to establish the farm and the extraction facility. The aim is to produce cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products to be sold across the island and to markets overseas.
Operation keep the tropical race 4 (TR4) disease out of Jamaica is on in earnest. But would you be able to identify the disease? We’ll help you answer yes to that question on this edition of calling farmers.
The rising threat of the tropical race 4 (TR4) disease has put the banana industry on high alert. On today’s edition of Calling Farmers, General Manager of the Banana Board, Janet Conie shares tips on how you can protect your farm from the disease. Listen to hear more
With the recent rise of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) Disease in the western hemisphere, specifically Colombia, the Jamaica Banana Board has stepped up efforts to prevent the disease from entering the island. Listen this edition of Calling Farmers to learn more.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw recently gave a status update on the success of the Agriculture Linkage Exchange (ALEX) platform and the Jamaica Trade Information Portal in growing the agri-sector. Listen and we’ll tell you more on this edition of Calling Farmers.
International Café brand Starbucks is making plans to help revive the local coffee industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is in discussions with the company to get more local coffee in the cafés worldwide. Listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to find out more.
Plans for the agro economic zone at the Holland Estate are progressing well, and farmers who are farming on the property are seeig the reward. The aim is that this initiative will provide a ready market for farmers to sell their produce. Listen to this edition of calling farmers to hear more about how farmers will reap the benefits.
Farmers, if the road in your community needs to be repaired, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is encouraging you to write to them about it. This will help ensure your road is included in the list of farm roads to be repaired. Listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to find out more about this move.
Steps are being taking to make it easier for Cannabis Farmers to transact business with other medical cannabis companies in the United Sates. This is good news for the industry as a framework is being created for cannabis stakeholders to legally move money internationally. Listen to this edition of calling farmers to learn more about this drive.
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued its 50th licence to Montego Bay-based Outlier Biopharma Limited to operate a retail herbal house without a facility for consumption in the second city. This presents a huge opportunity for farmers in western Jamaica and we tell you all about it on today’s edition of calling farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a popular saying that goes many hands make work light. When it comes to working on a farm having the help can ensure that the work gets done faster. That’s the objective the Ministry of Agriculture is trying to achieve through the introduction of agricultural aides as part of the extension services offered by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA). Listen to today’s edition of Calling Farmers to learn more about this drive to boost the countries food productivity.