Hon Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, cuts ribbon at the handover ceremony for 50-tonne silo press and packer machine donated by the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Project and funded by the USAID at Bodles Research Station in St. Catherine on March 14, 2019. Others from left are Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Floyd Green, and Sylvia Megret, Chief Operating Officer, ACDI/VOCA.
19 Mar 2019
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, has reassured dairy farmers of Government’s commitment to stimulate growth and development of the dairy industry. Stating that Jamaica produces only 50% of the milk that we consume, the Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister expressed the desire to see milk production restored to the high levels experienced in the 1990s. “With all the land we have in Jamaica, we should be self-sufficient in milk and we should be exporting processed and even fresh milk,” the Minister said. He was speaking at the...