Gov’t Partners with UN To Boost Agriculture Sector

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Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw, says the government will partner with two specialised agencies of the United Nations, UN, to boost the value added capacity of the local agriculture sector.

The initiative looks on four major agricultural projects; They are a national fruit tree planting programme; a national drip irrigation system; a crop insurance policy for small farmers; and a national home-grown school-feeding programme.

The project is the brain child of discussions with the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD.

Audley Shaw, Agriculture Minister.

President of the JAS, Lenworth Fulton, says the organisation will embrace a recently launched regional initiative to help boost the agriculture sector.

Lenworth Fulton, President of the JAS.

Both were speaking with the media following a media conference at the Jamaica Agricultural Society’s, JAS, downtown Kingston headquarters, recently.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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