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05 November 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Bahamas focused their annual World Food Day Drive on victims located in the Southern Islands. During the country’s national ceremony, numerous boxes and cases of non-perishable items were donated towards the cause. In addition to these donations, over 500 people including schools, ministries...
02 November 2017
A recent report by FAO shows that 20 – 30% of national domestic food production is lost annually, equivalent to $7 billion Jamaican dollars.
20 October 2017
In its 65th year of celebration, under the theme, “Grow what we eat, eat what we grow: A Salute to our farmers…Nation Builders”, the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show drew crowds from across Jamaica in salutation to Jamaica’s farmers. FAO joined in this celebration with the establishment of a...
01 April 2017
In line with Regional Initiative Two on family farming and inclusive food systems for sustainable rural development, a new FAO project is seeking to revive Jamaica’s ginger production industry and provide an additional source of income to help small farmers sustain their livelihoods.  The project supports the development of the ginger...
15 March 2017
Since the April 2015 launch of a sea cucumber project, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Jamaica has continued to work with the Government of Jamaica towards capacity building in the resource assessment and management of the Jamaican sea cucumber fishery and the potential for...