Agriculture Minister Urges Cabinet to Buy Jamaican for School Feeding


Agriculture Minister, Audley Shaw, says he’ll be formally urging Cabinet to mandate that more local produce be used in the public sector school feeding programme.

Minister Shaw says the government is also prepared to use legislation to increase the use of local produce.

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Minister Shaw says the government has no choice but to explore measures to improve the amount of local food in the school feeding programme.

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