Tue | Jul 23, 2019

Agriculture ministry boosting production

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM
Audley Shaw, minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries speaks to attendees at the Doing Business in Jamaica luncheon that was hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently. Contributed
Audley Shaw, minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries speaks to attendees at the Doing Business in Jamaica luncheon that was hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently. Contributed

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw says focus is being placed on boosting agricultural production in order to tap into local and international value chains and has identified five target markets: the tourism sector; CARICOM; the Jamaican diaspora in the United States, England and Canada; third-country markets that require exotic produce; and the school-feeding programme.