JAMAICA | PNP Wants Gov't to Rethink Policy of Using Prime Lands for Housing

KINGSTON,  Jamaica, April 21, 2021 - Senator Sophia Frazer Binns, the People's National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Land, Environment and Climate Change is calling on the Government to rethink its plans to use existing sugar lands in Trelawny for housing. Senator Frazer Binns is adamant that food security must be central to any decision made about the use of prime agricultural lands.

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JAMAICA | PNP calls on gov't to address severe shortage of fish fingerlings

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 15, 2020 : Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Water, Mr Lothan Cousins, M.P., is calling on the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green to urgently address the severe shortage of Red Tilapia fingerlings in the island. This shortage is seriously affecting fish farmers, who are struggling with their fish farms as a result of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How sub-Saharan Africa can rethink its approach to agriculture

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture.

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JAMAICA | $400-Million Programme To Ramp Up Food Production

KINGSTON April 14, 2020 - Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw, says his Ministry will be spending some $100 million on a programme aimed at mitigating the impact of drought on farmers and to gain at least a five-per cent growth in food production.

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JAMAICA | PNP wants long term strategic plan for Agriculture

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 1, 2020:  People’s National Party (PNP) Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Victor Wright, says government must provide long-term support for local agriculture to ensure the nation's food security as we continue our battle with the Coronavirus crisis.

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