Embrace innovation - Agriculture minister encourages farmers

March 16, 2018
JC Hutchinson

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers in St Elizabeth to embrace innovation in their agricultural practices.

He commended the farmers for being leaders in the sector and encouraged them to continue to embrace new products and technologies.

Hutchinson was speaking at the Duwest Soluble Crop Nutrition Solution Launch, held at Junction Guesthouse in St Elizabeth earlier this week.

The launch, which included workshops on how to use the products, had several farmers from across the parish in attendance.

"We need to increase our capacity to produce adequate and wholesome food to ensure the health and well-being of our people," said Hutchinson.

Hutchinson expressed appreciation to H & L Agro for its $130 million annual contribution to the Ministry's onion and Irish potato programmes, providing input and training for farmers islandwide

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