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Jamaica’s sugarcane industry gets a boost with investment of over U$17 million by the government [Registered]

To support expansion and modernization Jamaica’s sugarcane industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is to inject J$1 billion (US$11.7 million) in the sector. This is in addition to the J$523 million (US$6.1 million) already budgeted, to be put into the Cane Expansion Fund which is administered by the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) and focuses on improving the cane farms’ infrastructure, particularly irrigation and drainage, in keeping with the SIA’s vision of increasing sugarcane production. The Minister Robert Montague was reported to say that the initiative forms part of Government’s efforts to boost overall productivity in the agricultural sector. The…

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