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14 February 2017

Samuda commits to revitalisation of dairy industry

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 14 Feb 2017    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Karl Samuda, has reiterated his commitment to the revitalisation of the dairy industry, noting that currently Jamaica only supplies about 50% of the milk consumed annually. He was speaking at the launch of the National Animal Identification System (NAITS) Publicity Campaign at Serge Island Dairies Limited in Seaforth, St. Thomas, on Friday, February 10. In lamenting the poor policy decisions of the 1990s that led to a decline in the dairy industry, Minister Samuda applauded Serge Island for its efforts, initiative and use of...


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Courtesy Call on the Hon. Karl Samuda

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 14 Feb 2017    communications   
Dr Lycra Fletcher-Paul (right), Sub Regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), discusses the FAO’s priority projects within the region with the Hon. Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices in Kingston on February 14. At left is Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry.


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Hon J.C. Hutchinson (left), Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, examines a Caribbean Red Pepper plant along with Thomas Francis during a tour of his five-acre pepper farm in Belmont, St. Ann, on February 8. Mr Francis is a member of the Progressive Farmers Benevolent Society, which consists of 40 farmers in the Orange Park and Hinds Town areas of St. Ann where red pepper, pumpkin, sweet potato and Irish potato are grown on approximately 1,500 acres of land.

Gov’t spending $30m on water-harvesting projects in St. Ann

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 14 Feb 2017    communications   
Government has committed some $30m for the implementation of five water-harvesting projects in St. Ann. This was announced by the Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, as he addressed farmers during a meeting of the Progressive Farmers Benevolent Society on February 8 in Orange Park, St. Ann. In acknowledging the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector to include extended droughts, Minister Hutchinson said that Government, through the agricultural component of the GOJ/Adaptation Fund, has embarked on a...


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