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February 2017
 

01 February 2017

Farmer Field Pesticide Training

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 01 Feb 2017    communications   
Romaine Brown, farm assistant at Serge Island Farms, demonstrates application of Eprinox to animal during Farmer Field School pesticide training organised by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board for dairy farmers on January 26 at Hillside in St. Thomas.


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Launch of the Jamaican Standard Specification for Coffee

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 01 Feb 2017    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda (right) in dialogue with President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, Mr. Norman Grant and Chairman of the Standard Council of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Mr. James Rawle at the launch of the Jamaican Standard Specification for Coffee held at the BSJ’s Winchester office on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.


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Dr. Ralston Bent, veterinary surgeon at Serge Island Farms, explains how to use the Asuntol pesticide for treatment of ticks on animals during a Farmer Field School training organised by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) for dairy farmers on January 26 at Hillside in St. Thomas. At 2nd right is Donald Elvey, chairman of the JDDB.

Dairy Farmers Train Farmers in Pesticide Treatment

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 01 Feb 2017    communications   
In an effort to reduce parasite infestation among animals, several dairy farmers in the Hillside community of St. Thomas were exposed to pesticide training and treatment of animals by the Jamaica Dairy Development Board on January 26. The training, which involved instructions on how to apply tickicide and demonstrations using spraying and the pour on methodologies, was aimed at encouraging farmers to utilise good agricultural practices thus ensuring that the animals produce milk that is healthy. Byron Lawrence, coordinator of the Dairy Sector Revitalisation Programme, said the training was...


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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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