Jamaica’s Large Agriculture Investment Opportunities

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Major Marketing Drive to Attract Large Investments in Agriculture: JIS Jamaica Information Service

AUTHOR: DOUGLAS MCINTOSH

Story Highlights

  • The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be embarking on a major marketing and production drive during the 2019/20 fiscal year, in a bid to attract large-scale investments to the agricultural sector.
  • Portfolio Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, said this will be spearheaded through several of the Ministry’s agencies, including Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Agro-Invest Corporation (AIC), utilising the Agricultural Incentive Programme as a catalyst.
  • He said the engagement is among several targeted focus areas for implementation, in recognition of the Ministry’s role as a key driver of economic growth.

PHOTO: MARK BELL
Photo description: Industry, Commerce. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), is greeted by Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) Director General, Dr. Wayne Henry, at the PIOJ’s inaugural Growth Forum, which was held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Thursday (March 14), under the theme ‘From Elusive to Inclusive Growth’. Mr. Shaw was the keynote speaker.