A boost for the Banana Industry

Featured Principal Davia Robinson - Ramgeet and Chairman Calvin G Brown, Wynter McIntoch, Farm Manager Knockalva Agricultural School showing Minister Hutchinson impressive irish potato production at field tour on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Also in attendance, Winston Simpson, Principal Director Field Services RADA (centre) and Collin Henry, Parish Manager RADA Hanover (far right) Principal Davia Robinson - Ramgeet and Chairman Calvin G Brown, Wynter McIntoch, Farm Manager Knockalva Agricultural School showing Minister Hutchinson impressive irish potato production at field tour on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Also in attendance, Winston Simpson, Principal Director Field Services RADA (centre) and Collin Henry, Parish Manager RADA Hanover (far right)
The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMs) a programme implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through funds provided by the European Union (EU) and is aimed at combatting poverty and improving revenues in the six traditional banana dependent parishes.

The JBAM is the EU’s final support package for banana exporters from ACP countries.). A team from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, delegation from the European Union and representatives from the Banana Board and All Island Banana Association of Jamaica went on an extensive field tour on Wednesday, February 21, 2017 of some of the main deliverables within the programme.

This includes viewing the construction of a Mini Multi-Purpose Facility in Trinity St. Mary. This facility will allow for the production and distribution of value added products such as banana chips, plantain chips among other products.

In addition, Banana farms (in Spring Gardens, Hampstead and Annotto Bay) and beneficiaries of the Global Gap Infrastructure Programme were visited. The Farmers all mentioned immense gratitude to the European Union for the assistance given which has allowed them to boost production and become more effective in the storing of equipment and general operations within the agricultural enterprises.
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