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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Jamaica gets from Spain $35 million to construct greenhouses

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has received $35 million from the Government of Spain, to fund the construction of two greenhouses to promote protected agriculture, and to train extension officers and farmers from across the Caribbean region. The money will go to the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Technology in Agriculture, which was launched last March, as part of the restructuring programme towards promoting a more sustainable approach to the sector. The Centre will serve as a co-ordinating agency to address research and training in the agricultural sector. It comprises a large body of stakeholder groups representing international agencies, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation and Inter-American Institute for Co-operation on Agriculture, and local institutions that are involved in the promotion and capacity building of agriculture, such as the Scientific Research Council, the University of the West Indies, and Northern Caribbean University.

Source: Caribbean Press Releases