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February 2017
 
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02 February 2017

Hon Karl Samuda (right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with Norman Grant (left), chief executive officer of the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory and secretary of the Jamaica Coffee Exporters Association; and James Rawle, chairman of the Standards Council, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, at the launch of the revised Jamaican Standard Specification for Coffee in Kingston on February 1.

Agriculture Minister urges Farmers to expand Coffee Production beyond Blue Mountains

Above Body

 02 Feb 2017    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda is urging local farmers to expand production of low- land and high- mountain coffee in an effort to reduce green coffee bean imports. Low- land and high- mountain coffee is grown outside of the Blue Mountain range in parishes such as Clarendon, St. Catherine, Manchester and St. James. Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is sometimes mixed with other coffee beans to produce a coffee blend that is in high demand but fetches relatively lower prices. The country imported just under 430 tonnes of green coffee beans valuing US$1...


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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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