Jamaica’s Food Import Bill Declined by $43-million Last Year – Kellier

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, STATIN, shows that the country’s food import bill declined by more than 43-million US dollars for the 2014 calendar year.

This represent a 4-and-a-half percent reduction over the corresponding period in 2013.

Speaking yesterday during his sectoral debate presentation in the House of Representatives, Agriculture Minister, Derrick Kellier says this is the largest decline recorded since 2009.

Minister Kellier says its a significant achievement, made possible by the government’s deliberate efforts to increase food production through the agro-parks initiative.