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Jamaican Government supports expansion of the sugar industry [Registered]

Speaking at a luncheon on 6th September in the country, the Jamaican Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries lamented that sugar production had fallen to some 128,000 tonnes from some 600, 000 tonnes in 1960’s, and outlined a plan to boost sugar output. The Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke said “”We are aiming to increase cane yields to above 70 tonnes of cane per hectare from the current average of 50 tonnes (cane farmers) and bring an estimated 8,000 hectares of new land into production”. Mr Clarke pointed out tht some JMD1.7 billion (U$16.7 million) has also been spent on a sugar…

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