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STUDY: Yellow yam has potential to treat breast and prostate cancer

A groundbreaking study into the properties of the Jamaican round-leaf yellow yam has shown that it is effective in killing prostate and breast cancer cells. The disclosure was made by researcher Sasha-Gay Wright, who is the interim head of the Biomedical Engineering Programme at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). In the study, […]

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ORGANIC FARMING!

Farmers! Farmers! Farmers! Here is your chance to get involved in ORGANIC FARMING! Enter the Calling All Farmers Converting to Organic competition!See the flyer below for details. Let us start a mission on organic production; the best way in which we can enhance our natural environment while still growing food for our communities.

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Jampro targets J’cans in US as part of export thrust

JAMAICA Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be targeting Jamaicans in the United States (US) as part of the thrust to increase food exports. Vice-President for Export and Market Development Robert Scott said the entity will be engaging an in-market broker to take orders in key cities in the US where members of the Jamaican Diaspora reside. […]

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GraceKennedy moves to increase investment in agriculture

GraceKennedy plans to pump more money in its post-harvest and packaging facility in Hounslow, St Elizabeth. CEO of the conglomerate, Don Wehby, told the Jamaica Observer that the company is now in talks with the Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda and will be engaging farmers in Hounslow, St Elizabeth, as it moves “to significantly increase […]

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Gary Coulton: revolutionising Jamaica’s export agriculture through R&D

Entrepreneur Gary Coulton returned to Jamaica eight years ago from West Palm Beach, Florida with the thought of creating a business in Jamaica that could reconnect him to his homeland. Being connected to agriculture from birth, he decided that there was a great opportunity in the sector, and then pledged to develop a farm that […]

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Agriculture is calling

When we think of business development in Jamaica, agriculture is often not an area for first consideration. Agro-processing yes, particularly jams, jellies and baked products – Jamaica has that squarely covered. But what about the farming side? There’s much money to be made in that area. Maybe now more than ever is the right time […]

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Jamaican Farmers Benefit From Scholarship To Learn Organic Farming Practices

Toronto, February 27, 2017–  Fifteen small farmers recently completed a one month intensive residential training program at the Source Farm and Eco Village in St. Thomas from January 22, 2017 to February 17, 2017. Five of those farmers were recipients of scholarships from The Jamaican Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce (JDAT). The training program was designed to […]

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OFANA Press Release – December, 2016

Ole Farmers Association North America, Inc. P.O. Box 541073, Lake Worth, FL 33454-1073 www.olefarmers.com     On Saturday December 10, 2016 the OFANA Northeast Region held its annual dinner dance and fundraiser at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, CT. The event was well supported and over 300 guests experienced an enjoyable and memorable evening of […]

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