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  • The nation’s youth have been urged to seek careers in agriculture and assist in finding solutions for challenges in the sector.
  • The call was made by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, as he delivered the keynote address at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs 2016 National Achievement Expo, held at the Denbigh Showground, in May Pen, Clarendon, on April 29.
  • The Minister said that after viewing some of the value-added products exhibited at the expo, he would like to see “some of these ideas developed into lucrative agro-businesses, thus making an invaluable contribution to the Government’s commitment to ensure an agricultural industry that brings growth and prosperity to Jamaica.”

The nation’s youth have been urged to seek careers in agriculture and assist in finding solutions for challenges in the sector.

The call was made by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, as he delivered the keynote address at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs 2016 National Achievement Expo, held at the Denbigh Showground, in May Pen, Clarendon, on April 29.

He said the young people  should “become problem solvers,” and focus on such areas as the marketing of produce and agro-products, and go after the many  opportunities in the industry.

According to the Minister, more and more young people will have to create and nurture small businesses in order to create employment and income generation.

“The agro-industrial sector offers a wealth of opportunities for youth enterprise, and self employment,” Mr. Samuda added.

The Minister said that after viewing some of the value-added products exhibited at the expo, he  would like to see “some of these ideas developed into lucrative agro-businesses, thus making an invaluable contribution to the Government’s commitment to ensure an agricultural industry that brings growth and prosperity to Jamaica.”

 

Mr. Samuda said that in pursuit of building the agricultural sector,  the Government will be creating Agricultural Economic Zones, as an “integral strategy for achieving growth,” and youth must play a part in the mission.

Long-standing members of the 4-H Clubs, Eveland Markes, from Hanover, and Basil Bennett, from St. Elizabeth, were bestowed with the Clover Award, for giving sterling leadership to their respective parishes, in promoting the ideals of the organization.

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