Thousands of farmers in Jamaica to receive support to increase production


KINGSTON, Jamaica — Over US$60 million will be injected into Jamaica’s agriculture and rural tourism sectors come 2019. Farmers and rural producers are among those to benefit from the funds, geared towards enhancing agricultural productivity, agro-processing and rural tourism.

Following the successes of the World Bank funded Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), phase two of the project is set to begin in 2019, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization Investment Centre Division.

REDI changed the lives of over 5,000 Jamaicans and created direct employment for over 1,400 persons. It also contributed to the recorded growth in Jamaica’s agricultural output in 2016 lowering the country’s food import bill by US%6 million.

REDI2, as the second phase…

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