Jamaican Government Calls on Farmers to Grow More Potatoes
May 03, 2018
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
March 18, 2018
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
March 11, 2018
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
March 20, 2017
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
October 25, 2016
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.
Jamaica's capacity to produce virus-free seed potatoes gets boost
August 21, 2016
Jamaica’s capacity to produce clean Irish potato seedlings has been enhanced with a $19-million allocation from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).
Jamaica to test 15 new (Irish) potato varieties
December 13, 2015
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Jamaica is to conduct research trials on 15 new varieties of imported Irish potato over the next three months, to determine their suitability for local conditions.
November 07, 2011
Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has created a J$250-million (about 3 million USD) special line of credit for farmers of onion and Irish potato, accessible through the National People's Co-operative Bank network. Some 450 to 500 farmers are said to b...
 JP Tropical Foods
July 08, 2009
Jamaica Producers Group Limited (JP) has grossed as much as $50 million in sales from its St Mary Cassava Chips project since its launch in October 2008.Minister of Agriculture Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement at his sectoral presentation in...


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