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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.

Growth returning to the Island's Cocoa Industry

Having been Battered by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Secretary Manager at the Cocoa Industry Board (CIB), Leroy Grey says the island’s cocoa industry is slowly returning to a path of growth with a 10 percent increase during the 2013-2014 crop year when production moved from 400 metric tonnes in 2013 to 440 metric tonnes in 2014.
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