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JAMAICA’S ONION PRODUCTION SATISFIES 40% OF NATIONAL DEMAND

Pearnel Charles JR


September 19, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |

The agricultural sector in Jamaica has met 40% of the national demand for onions, surpassing the original target of 20%.

This means the production efforts resulted in farmers and suppliers producing roughly 4,000 tonnes of the demand of 10,000 tonnes last year.  The sector was also able to meet 70% of the national demand for potatoes, which moved from 15,000 to 17,000 tonnes.

Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service, JIS “Think Tank” session, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Pearnel Charles Jr expressed gratitude to the sector stakeholders for their dedication and hard work.

Minister Charles said that “by improving the sector’s capacity to meet local demand, the Ministry is focusing on reducing the country’s import numbers”.

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