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RADA to Distribute 300 Water Tanks To Farmers

KINGSTON, JULY 3, 2015- The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will, over the coming weeks, continue distribution of 300 water tanks, valued at $5 million, to farmers islandwide whose cultivations have been adversely affected by the prevailing drought.

Kellier wants to export mango to the USA

The Ministry of Agriculture has developed an action plan for submission to the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) for consideration and approval for Jamaican mangoes to be exported to the USA.

RADA to work with CIB to replant damaged coffee crops

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), will be working with the Coffee Industry Board (CIB) to ensure the replanting of coffee plants in the Blue Mountain region damaged by recent fires.

Farmers urged to take advantage of int'l demand for J'can produce

KINGSTON, APRIL 8, 2015 - Minister of Agriculture Hon. Derrick Kellier has urged the country’s farmers  to take advantage of opportunities for local produce in the international marketplace, given the increase in demand for crops such as banana, coffee and cocoa, which are fetching high prices on the world market.
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