A five-year climate change plan is being crafted for the country’s agriculture sector, which is intended to strengthen the sector’s resilience to weather-related impacts such as droughts, tropical storms and hurricanes.
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.
The 200,000th work permit under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme (SAWP) in Canada was handed over to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in a ceremony at the Canadian High Commission in Kingston on June 30.
KINGSTON, June 24, 2015 - The Government has commenced distributing equipment and plants totalling some $25 Million dollars to coffee farmers in the Blue Mountain Ridge, whose crops were destroyed by fire recently.
KINGSTON, June 24, 2015 - Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, has told Parliament that his Ministry will be undertaking an islandwide recruitment exercise for the Canadian Farm Work Programme from August 10 to 28.