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November 2019

29 November 2019

Primary school students engage in a goat scramble during the 20th staging of the Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival on November 14 in Brown’s Town, St. Ann.

Minard Show A Big Hit With Schools

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 29 Nov 2019    communications   
Students and teachers are hailing the staging of the annual Minard Livestock Show and Beef Festival in educating the public about the importance of agriculture to national development in a fun and exciting way. Approximately 5,000 students from institutions islandwide attended the 20th staging of the event held earlier this month in Brown’s Town, St. Ann, under the theme ‘Empowering Youth through Livestock Production through National Development’. Activities for the day were designed to showcase important aspects of the livestock industry, with the view of attracting more young people to the...

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Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veria (left), shares a good laugh with entrepreneurs, Treacha Reid-McCalla and Almando Cox, at the JBDC Accelerator Programme’s closing ceremony, held at The Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston, on Thursday, November 21.

Entrepreneur Praises JBDC Accelerator Programme

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 29 Nov 2019    communications   
Local entrepreneur, Almando Cox, is lauding the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Accelerator Programme, following his six-month participation. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Resolve IT Limited, Mr. Cox was one of 16 entrepreneurs who enrolled in the programme, which saw them receiving mentorship support, information on business model testing and validation, and assistance with creating a viable product. Mr. Cox tells JIS News that he was a bit sceptical about the programme on learning about it, but his involvement has been life-changing. “My expectations weren’t high...

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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, addressing the recent Eat Jamaican Day exposition on the lawns of Devon House in St. Andrew.

Pedro Plains Irrigation Feasibility Study Completed

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 29 Nov 2019    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Pedro Plains Irrigation Feasibility Study has been completed. The study was jointly undertaken by the Governments of Jamaica and France to establish an irrigation system that will provide the farmers of Pedro Plains in St. Elizabeth with water from the Black River, which flows through the parish. Mr. Green said the project will boost the availability of water for more than 4,000 farmers when implemented. “The good thing is that the Black River has enough carrying capacity to satisfy...

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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

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