Jamaica Information Service - 2017

October 2017

$80-Million Initiative to Help Registered Coffee Farmers - (04/10/17)

Minister Hutchinson Hails 4-H Farmers’ Market Initiative - (03/10/17)

September 2017

Farmers Happy For Hounslow Animal Research Centre - (30/09/17)

Jamaica and China Sign Aquatic Exports MoU - (25/09/17)

Female Farmers Holding Their Own - (23/09/17)

Monymusk Sugar Factory to Continue for 2017/18 Season - (22/09/17)

Government to Launch Revolving Loan Scheme for Selected Crops - (21/09/17)

Plant Quarantine Division Helping to Boost Trade - (19/09/17)

160 Greenhouses Set Up on Reclaimed Bauxite Lands - (13/09/17)

Travellers Urged to Declare Agricultural Products - (10/09/17)

Strawberries Bring Sweet Rewards for Rural St. Andrew Farmers - (07/09/17)

August 2017

$50m Provided For National Irish Potato Programme - (26/08/17)

TVET Critical in Advancing Economic Development of Jamaica - (12/08/17)

Agriculture Minister Highlights Potential of Dairy Industry - (09/08/17)

Special Funds for Entities Making Value-Added Products - (09/08/17)

Denbigh Showground to be Available for More Events - (08/08/17)

Monymusk Factory to Remain Open to Protect Interest of Farmers - (07/08/17)

65 Farmers Receive JAS Medal of Appreciation - (07/08/17)

13 Competitions at Denbigh Show - (04/08/17)

Adequate Security at Denbigh - (03/08/17)

July 2017

JAS Says All In Place for Denbigh 2017 - (30/07/17)

Long Pond Distillery Back in Operation - (28/07/17)

Significant Opportunities for Investment in Agriculture – Stanberry - (28/07/17)

Regulations for Hemp Industry by 2018 - (27/07/17)

Cannabis Licensing Authority Receives 236 Applications - (27/07/17)

Diaspora Agriculture Task Force Engages Local Farmers - (25/07/17)

RADA Provides Quality Seedlings for St. James Farmers - (25/07/17)

MSME Operators Urged To Embrace Technology - (21/07/17)

Agriculture Minister Welcomes New Division of CB Group - (19/07/17)

Private Sector Invests $9 Billion in Agricultural Sector - (14/07/17)

Jamaica Must Develop Organic Agriculture Industry – J.C. Hutchinson - (14/07/17)

Sweet Taste for Bee Farmers in Western Jamaica - (14/07/17)

UTech and RADA Sign MOU to Deliver Master’s Programme in Rural Development - (13/07/17)

Red Stripe to Engage More Farmers in Cassava Cultivation - (11/07/17)

Agro-Economic Zone for Hanover - (10/07/17)

New $30.3m Irrigation System Commissioned in New Forest-Duff House - (02/07/17)

June 2017

Field School Helping to Boost Farm Yields - (28/06/17)

Agro-Economic Zones to be Established in St. Mary and Hanover - (23/06/17)

Hydroponic Farm Donated to St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre - (19/06/17)

NCU Urged to Undertake More Agricultural Based Studies - (18/06/17)

Over $17 Million to Help Fight Beet Army Worm - (09/06/17)

Agriculture Minister Confident Sector will Rebound - (08/06/17)

Coffee Farmers Urged To Adopt Best Practices - (02/06/17)

Gov’t Provides $17. 5 Million to Assist Farmers Affected by Beet Army Worm - (02/06/17)

May 2017

Gov’t to Roll out Scotch Bonnet Pepper Programme - (30/05/17)

Farmers Urged not to Overuse Pesticides - (26/05/17)

Communities in Clarendon Receive Millions for Development Projects - (26/05/17)

Gov’t Provides $18 Million to Assist Flood-Affected Farmers - (26/05/17)

Farmers Urged to Practise Integrated Pest Management to Control BAW - (25/05/17)

Gov’t to Roll out Scotch Bonnet Pepper Programme - (22/05/17)

New Measure Being Developed To Counter Beet Army Worm Infestation - (17/05/17)

Agro-Processors Being Encouraged To Use More Scallion - (17/05/17)

400 Manchester Farmers Benefiting from Irrigation System - (15/05/17)

Forestry Dept. to Lead Initiative to Restore Mangroves and Swamps - (15/05/17)

Beet Army Worm to Impact Availability of Scallion - (15/05/17)

Farmers Urged To Be Careful When Buying Plants - (12/05/17)

Agricultural Aides to Assist with Registration of Farmers - (12/05/17)

Sugar Industry to Benefit From EU-Funded Technical Assistance - (12/05/17)

Strategies Being Implemented to Tackle Praedial Larceny - (10/05/17)

Effective Management Can Make Sugar Industry Viable – Samuda - (10/05/17)

Commodity Boards to be Dissolved – Samuda - (09/05/17)

Coconut Imports Cess for Industry Development – Minister Samuda - (08/05/17)

Gov’t Leases Land to Red Stripe for Cassava Cultivation - (06/05/17)

Earth Day Expo at Castleton Gardens on May 5 - (04/05/17)

Ministry to Assist Farmers Affected by Beet Armyworm - (03/05/17)

Gov’t to Roll Out Strawberry Production Programme - (02/05/17)

Young People Should Lead Campaign for Healthy Diets – Hutchinson - (02/05/17)

April 2017

New Fisheries Bill to be Tabled in Parliament - (26/04/17)

Minister Highlights Role of Agriculture in Country’s Economic Development - (26/04/17)

Agriculture Ministry to Establish Six School Gardens in Eastern St. Thomas - (21/04/17)

Supply Stores Urged to Partner with Gov’t in Assisting Farmers - (21/04/17)

Legislation Coming to Increase Fines for Farm Theft - (18/04/17)

Bee Farmers Urged to Increase Value-Added Production - (17/04/17)

House Begins Debate on Bill to Modernise Agricultural Sector - (14/04/17)

Government to Ensure Effective Management of Sugar Industry - (01/04/17)

Sugar Producers Urged To Seek New Markets in CARICOM - (01/04/17)

Agriculture Ministry Working to Fast-Track New Fisheries Act - (01/04/17)

March 2017

Fishermen Reaping the Benefits of Fish Sanctuary - (27/03/17)

Minister Samuda Expresses Support for Irish Potato Farmers - (27/03/17)

32 Retirees Honoured for Their Years of Service Sector - (26/03/17)

Retirees at Agriculture Ministry Lauded -(17/03/17)

Farmers Urged to Play their Part in Growing Jamaica’s Economy - (13/03/17)

EU-Funded Programme Breathes New Life into Banana Sector - (08/03/17)

Growth in Agriculture Contributes to Lower Import Bill - (02/03/17)

RADA Stages Workshop for Farmers - (01/03/17)

60 Kilometres of Cane Roads to be Rehabilitated - (01/03/17)

February 2017

Banana Board Looking to Boost Exports - (26/02/17)

Farmers Must be Commended for their Commitment – Hutchinson - (26/02/17)

$131 Million Allocated to Address Poverty in Banana-Dependent Areas - (26/02/17)

$180 Million to Improve Competitiveness in Agriculture - (26/02/17)

$59 Million to Strengthen Resilience in Targeted Agricultural Areas - (26/02/17)

Project to Strengthen Resilience of Fishing Communities - (24/02/17)

Minister Samuda Explains Revocation of Agricultural Credit Board - (24/02/17)

PIOJ Reports 16 Per Cent Growth in Agriculture - (23/02/17)

Work to Begin Soon on Ocho Rios Fishing Village - (23/02/17)

Imports of Pork Belly and Tail on the Decline – Samuda - (23/02/17)

RADA to Get Equipment - (21/02/17)

Over $1 Billion Allocated for Sugar Transformation Project - (21/02/17)

Knockalva Agricultural School can be Hub for Region – Hutchinson - (20/02/17)

More Crop Protection for Farmers - (20/02/17)

Minister Hutchinson Pledges to Look into Irrigation Needs of West Albion Farmers - (20/02/17)

Modern Technology Needed to Expand Livestock Sector – Samuda - (19/02/17)

Agriculture Ministry Moving to Address Water Woes of Farmers – Samuda - (19/02/17)

Agriculture Minister Commends Management of Worthy Park Estate - (16/02/17)

Project to Enhance Resilience of Agricultural Sector - (16/02/17)

Sydney Pagon STEM Academy to Produce Items for School Breakfast Programme - (14/02/17)

More Women Interested in Farming - (14/02/17)

Gov’t Targetting Dairy Industry’s Revival - (12/02/17)

More Emphasis on Agricultural Sector - (10/02/17)

East Rural St. Andrew Farmers Get Assistance - (03/02/17)

Coffee Cess to Provide Resources to Develop Industry - (03/02/17)

January 2017

Students Urged to Pursue Studies in Non-Traditional Areas - (29/01/17)

Vegetable Garden Set up at Independence City Primary - (29/01/17)

Sugar to Contribute US$80 Million in Earnings this Year - (27/01/17)

Agricultural Sector Aims to Supply 100 Per Cent of Local Demand for Irish Potato - (26/01/17)

Farmers Encouraged to Practise Climate-Smart Agriculture - (25/01/17)

New Lobster Licensing Regime Takes Effect July - (25/01/17)

Rural Community Benefits From Freshwater Fish Company - (25/01/17)

Sugar Industry on the Rebound - (24/01/17)

Fish Production on the Rebound – JC Hutchinson - (24/01/17)

Minister Commends Algix for Investment in Fish Production - (24/01/17)

More Assistance for Residents in Sugar-Dependent Areas - (23/01/17)

Farmers in St. Ann Urged to Participate in National Irish Potato Project - (22/01/17)

Gov’t to Implement Safeguards Against Illicit Burning of Sugar Cane - (17/01/17)

Agricultural Production Zone to be Established in Portland - (13/01/17)

High-Quality Seeds for Farmers - (13/01/17)

Minister wants Police to Take Firm Stand Against the Illicit Burning of Sugar Cane - (03/01/17)

 


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