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Potato News from Jamaica

Jamaican Government Calls on Farmers to Grow More Potatoes
Jamaican Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has called on farmers in Manchester to produce more Irish potatoes to satisfy the high demand of local fast-food restaurant operators and franchises.
Jamaica anticipates 100% self-sufficiency for table potatoes this year
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson says he is anticipating that Jamaica will achieve its goal of 100 per cent self-sufficiency in the production of table Irish potato this year.
Jamaican Resort Group supports farmers to provide guests with local potatoes
Jamaican potato farmers receive financial support from an unexpected source: a hotel chain wanting to serve its guests with locally grown Irish potatoes
St Elizabeth farmers (Jamaica) quadruple cultivation of Irish potatoes
Farmers in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, have increased cultivation of Irish potatoes more than four times over as the Government strives to meet the local demand of 15 million kilogrammes per year.
Jamaica is expanding its potato programme to new areas
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica announced they will be expanding the Irish potato programme to new planting areas for the 2016/17 crop year.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Jamaica's capacity to produce virus-free seed potatoes gets boost
Jamaica’s capacity to produce clean Irish potato seedlings has been enhanced with a $19-million allocation from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).