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$96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures Project

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is to receive $96.65 million to carry out a project to combat poverty and improve revenues in banana dependent areas. The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMS) project is being funded by a $90 million grant from the European Union, and $6.65 million from the…

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Panama Disease Race 4 is No Immediate Threat to Jamaican Bananas

The Banana Board’s technical services units continue to be vigilant and resolute to prevent the entry of Panama Disease PDR4 caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f cubense and several viral diseases capable of equal devastation as the PDR4. Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) disease is the most virulent of…

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Banana and Plantain Farmers to Benefit from EU Assistance

Over 1,400 banana and plantain farmers, and other sector interests, will benefit from a $660 million (€4.73 million) European Union (EU)-funded Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) special assistance programme, over the next four years. The programme, which forms part of the Government’s poverty eradication strategy, targets small farmers and other beneficiaries…

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EU Lauded for Support to Banana Industry

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, has lauded the European Union (EU) for its continued support to the banana industry, which has again been demonstrated with the award of a four-year €1.9 million grant to the Banana Board. This is in addition to the Government of Jamaica’s €2.5 million,…

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