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Jamaica Gleaner Farmer's Weekly
published: Saturday | April 23, 2005

Drought damage bill over $270m
THE COST of the damage done to the agriculture sector from the recent drought and bush fires has been estimated at more than $270 million, a report by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) said.

Self-sufficient through farming
AFTER SEEING his friends succeed in farming largely as a result of the assistance he rendered to them, Asmond Palmer, of Roseberry in south-east St. Elizabeth, developed a desire to farm. Now, he is a proficient farmer in his own right...


Agri-notes
Partners of the Americas, a non-profit organisation based in Washington, D.C., in the United States, is currently implementing in Jamaica, the Farmer-to-Farmer programme, a technical assistance initiative that is funded by the USAID.





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