Ministry Looking to Create more Agro Parks in Western Jamaica

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to establish additional agro parks in western Jamaica.

The ministry initially has its eye on identifying 115 hectares of suitable lands in the parishes of Westmoreland, St James and Hanove.

Rural St James in particular, is being targeted for the cultivation of banana for the export trade.

While a definite location for the construction of an agro park is yet to be finalised, the Seven Rivers property in St James is being examined closely as it has an irrigation system in place, said Donovan Stanberry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more