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11 September 2020

Dasheen farmer, Damion Kerr, displays dasheen reaped at his farm at the Ebony Park Agro-Park in Clarendon on September 10.

Dasheen farmer says youth involvement in agriculture critical to economic recovery post COVID-19

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 11 Sep 2020    communications   
For 30-year-old dasheen farmer, Damion Kerr, more youth involvement in agriculture will be critical for Jamaica’s economic recovery in a post COVID-19 environment. “If more young people get into agriculture it will be better for our society because this will result in even more increased agricultural production. Agriculture has also become more modern and the youth are interested in utilizing technology,” he said. Mr Kerr hails from the parish of Clarendon and lives about a mile away from his acre-and-a-half farm, which is located at the Ebony Park Agro-Park. He is one of 230 farmers across...


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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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