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.
14 Feb 2017
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...