In an effort to address the steady decline in domestic production of agricultural produce, The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Agriculture created an incentive programme a few years now to help to boost crop production across the island. Press play to hear how this initiative is now helping Jamaica to become self sufficient.
The Government has made a call for supermarkets and wholesalers to stock more locally made goods and produce. This as part of efforts to reduce the country’s import bill. Press play to hear more about this on today’s edition of calling farmers.
On this edition of Calling Farmers we discuss the process of growing basket yam, press play to find out more.
For many years members of the Cottage Farmers group had an issue. Much of their produce kept going to waste because there wasn’t a proper storage facility in the area.Now that is a thing of the past as a new multipurpose facility has been built and opened, much to the delight of the farmers. Press play to hear more about how this multipurpose facility will create numerous economic opportunities farmers in the area on this edition of Calling Farmers.
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.
Located in the cool hills of St Andrew is the community of Content Gap. Because of the hilly terrain farmers in the area have to apply a number of different techniques on their farm in order to plant. Inez Wilson who is a member of the Content Gap Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) group shares some of the techniques used on this edition of Calling Farmers, press play to hear more.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is to make 3000 acres of sugarcane lands available to small farmers in Trelawny through the Sugar Industry Authority. The aim of the initiative is to get more more small farmers into production to boost the output of the sector. Press play to learn more about this development on this edition of Calling Farmers.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has launched a school garden feeding programme in Trelawny to be rolled out at the Wakefield Primary and Infant and Wait-A-Bit Primary Schools.The programme aims to demonstrate good agricultural practices to students, particularly in the area of climate smart agriculture. Press play to learn more about this new initiative on this edition of Calling Farmers
A new luxury hotel is now being constructed in St Ann and the Ministry of Agriculture is working with the developers to have local farmers supply produce to the property. Press play to hear more on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.
Mcabee enterprise is a family business of beekeepers that produces honey and honey products. Beekeepers are able to produce four (4) main products, honey, pollen, propolous, royal jelly and bees wax. Press play to hear more how honey can be utilized all year round on this edition of Calling Farmers.
Honey is a natural substitute for sugar, and as most of us know it is harvested from bee hives before it is bottled and sold to customers. Press play to hear from bee keeper Stephen McNeish about the process for harvesting honey from a bee hive.
Want to learn about becoming a keeper, press play and listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to hear Stephen McNeish story of becoming a bee farmer
The Agri Linkages Exchange ALEX is a web based application used to connect local farmers with hotels and other buyers. But how much do you know about the platform? Press play to learn all about it on this edition of Calling Farmers.
Praedial larceny continues to be a big problem in the agriculture sector, regularly causing farmers across the island heavy losses. With that in mind, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is taking steps to strengthen its praedial larceny unit in coming months. Press play to learn more about the plans on this edition of Calling Farmers.
Former Monymusk sugar factory workers get help to try their hand at farming, thanks to the the Ministry of Agriculture’s socio – economic support programme. Press play to hear more about this initiative on this edition of Calling Farmers.
Farmers in Bernard Lodge St Catherine are set to benefit from an upgraded drip irrigation system in the coming months. This as part of the wider Bernard Lodge redevelopment plans. Press play to learn more about this initiative on this edition of Calling Farmers.