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JAS delegation made a courtesy call to the Acting Commissioner

Norman W. Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, says “A JAS delegation made a courtesy call to the Acting Commissioner of Police Novelette Grant on January 31st, 2017. The Delegation included Board Members Hugh Johnson – President of the Small Business Association Jamaica and Mr. Clifton Grant – Direct Member and Trade Union Specialist. Mr. Grant says further; this was a critical dialogue between the Acting Head of the JCF and the JAS where we place on the table the need for additional support required by the sector to tackle the evil of Praedial Larceny which over the many decades has been costing the sector Six (6) billion dollars annually.

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‘Make or break’ year for farmers, says JAS'

PRESIDENT of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Norman Grant is calling on the Government to fix critical problems in the agricultural sector if it intends to achieve five per cent GDP growth in four years.

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The Jamaica Agricultural Society is calling for stronger measures.

The Jamaica Agricultural Society is calling for stronger measures to be implemented quickly, against “Farm Terrorists”; in light of the stealing of One Hundred (100) pigs from pig farmers in St. Catherine.

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MOTION PassedbY the SENATe on june 12, 2015 TO REVIEW THE CO-oPerative SOCIETY ACT

MOTION PassedbY the SENATe on june 12, 2015 TO REVIEW THE CO-oPerative SOCIETY ACT
Senator Grant says: “WHEREAS the modernization and strengthening of the agricultural sector could contribute significantly to accelerated rural development and more sustainable national economic growth; AND WHEREAS the cooperative structure provides the institutional framework for legal incorporation of large and small farmers in the leading agricultural economies of the world read more

Denbigh Agricultural , Industrial and Food Show 2015 Launch

On behalf, The JAS , Board of Management, Staff and the over 228,000 farmers of Jamaica I welcome you to the launch of the Denbigh Agriculture, Industrial and Food Show 2015. It is the oldest, largest and most dynamic Agricultural Show in the English Speaking Caribbean and read more

East Rural Fire Victims is JAS, MBCF and Hi Pro Labour Day Project for Monday May 25, 2015

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and CEO of Mavis Bank Coffee Factory Limited says , “As a response to the recent fires in East Rural read more

Ten million dollars ($10 million) drought mitigation support for the farmers and the agricultural sectors

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society says; The Jamaica Agricultural Society welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Derrick Keller, in Parliament on Tuesday May 19th of the ten million dollars ($10 million) drought mitigation support for the farmers and the agricultural sectors. read more

JAS Salutes the Parish of Manchester

On behalf of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and our 228,000 farmers, I wish to salute the parish of Manchester in the celebration of their 200th Anniversary. read more

Jamaica 4-H Clubs 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen has consented to be the Patron of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs 75th Anniversary Celebrations which officially kicks off on its Founders’ Day, April 1.

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Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show 2015
Senator Norman W. Grant
Jamaica Agricultural Society President’s Message

On behalf of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and its board of management; we are enthuse that the Trelawny Association of Branch Societies carries the mantle of staging the 59th Annual Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show schedule for February 18, 2015.

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JAS and Jamaican Farmers Salute QC Glen Cruickshank

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) stated that “The JAS, it’s Board of Management, our over 228,000 farmers in Jamaica and Agricultural stakeholders is deeply sadden of the passing of a JAS Board Member Mr. Glen Cruickshank, QC He served the JAS for over 10years, as 2nd Vice President, from 2003 to 2009 and as a Direct Member Representative and Board member at his passing.

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Statement from the first Meeting of the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee

The Inaugural Meeting of the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee (CC) took place on 13 and 14 November, 2014 in Brussels. The Chair of the EU delegation to the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee is Brenda King (European Economic and Social Committee) and the Chair of the CARIFORUM delegation to the CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee is Renrick Rose (Caribbean Policy Development Centre).

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Jamaica to Achieve Self-Sufficiency in Irish Potato Production This Year

The country is on target to be self-sufficient in the production of table Irish potato by the end of 2015.

“For 2015, we are aiming to produce 18 million kilograms of table Irish potato, which would mean that Jamaica would have attained 100 per cent self-sufficiency in production of table Irish potato,” said Minister of State for Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Luther Buchanan.

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National Inaugural Agricultural Production and Food Security Summit

Senator Norman Grant President of The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says, “The Board of Management of the JAS at its first meeting for 2015 on Wednesday, January 7th approved a proposal for the JAS to host the country's National Inaugural Agricultural Production and Food Security Summit on January 22, 2015,

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JAS Stages Conference to Move Agriculture Forward

More than 20 local and international organizations are expected to participate in the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) inaugural National Agricultural Production and Food Security Summit, scheduled for Thursday, January 22 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston

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JAS Stages ‘Eat Jamaican’ Day

Scores of persons turned up at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Headquarters in St. Andrew, today (November 25), to participate in the 11th staging of the Jamaica Agricultural Society’s (JAS) ‘Eat Jamaican’ Day (November 25). The event, which took the form of an exposition, was the final activity hosted by the JAS to mark November as ‘Eat Jamaican’ Month, which is held under the sub theme: ‘Agriculture…Going for Growth’.

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JAS President Senator Norman Grant speaking at 11th Anniversary of Eat Jamaican Day

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Senator Norman Grant speaking at 11th Anniversary of Eat Jamaican Day Exposition on November 25 at the Jamaica 4 H Clubs Lawns has called for the tagging of smaller animals

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The Global 4 H Movement held its first Global 4H Network Summit in South Korea

The Global 4 H Movement held its first Global 4H Network Summit in South Korea between October 27 and November 2, 2014. This after 2 years of planning

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11th Anniversary of the ‘Eat Jamaican'

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, will be celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the ‘Eat Jamaican’ Campaign, under the theme “Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow”, and sub theme “Agriculture….. Going for Growth”, under the distinguished patronage of His Excellency, The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen.

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The JAS welcomes your appointments by the Most Honorable Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

I write to express on behalf of The Board of Management of the Jamaica Agricultural Society and our 230,000 farmers its sincere congratulations to you and State Minister Honorable Luther Buchanan on your appointments as our new Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries and Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries respectively.

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The 2014 Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) held in Suriname

As part of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2014 (CWA - 2014) hosted in Suriname by the Ministry of Agriculture, Husbandry and Fisheries, the Caribbean Farmers Network

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The JAS in a show of support for the work of the nations’ over 220,000 farmers, as the country celebrates National Heroes Day

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society says, The JAS in a show of support for the work of the nations’ over 220,000 farmers, as the country celebrates National Heroes Day on Monday October 20th will join the National Champion Farmer 2014-2015, Mr. Richard Bennett for

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Government of Jamaica is promising to significantly develop some of the country's deep rural communities

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society says, The Jamaica Agricultural Society welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller; that the Government of Jamaica is promising to

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JAS president urges new Police Commissioner to intensify fight against farm thieves

President of the Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS) Senator Norman Grant has welcomed new Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams and urged renewed efforts against praedial larceny.

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Opening of the Debate for Motion 12 By Senator Norman Washington GrantOn September 12, 2014

It is my distinct pleasure to present today for debate, support and passage motion #12 standing in my name. I would like to further dedicate this motion and debate as a salute to the work of former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke, who died on August 28, 2014.

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Special Board Meeting in Honoring and Saluting the work of Roger Clarke

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society says, “The Jamaica Agricultural Society is hailing the efforts of the St. Catherine Police in the fight against praedial larceny.

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The JAS pays tribute for the late great Agriculturalist, the Hon. Roger Clarke

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) expressing grief over the untimely demise of 74 year old, the Hon. Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries said that

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The JAS, it’s Board of Management, our over 220,000 farmers in Jamaica and Agriculture stakeholders express shock and is deeply sadden to hear of the passing of an exceptional Jamaican the Honourable Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture.

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) stated that “The JAS, it’s Board of Management, our over 220,000 farmers in Jamaica and Agriculture stakeholders express shock and is deeply sadden to hear of the passing of an exceptional Jamaican the Honourable Roger Clarke, Minister of Agriculture."

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No Food Shortage Despite Drought

The Jamaica Agricultural Society says despite the worsening drought conditions Jamaica is not faced with a certain food shortage.

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JAS clears $80-M debt with Finsac

GRANT… says strategy is to reposition the JAS and make it viable THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) in June settled its $80-million debt with the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (Finsac).

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THE NEW GRACE THRILLERS ON STAGE AT THE DENBIGH HI-PRO GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA, AUGUST 3

The annual Denbigh Hi-Pro Gospel Extravaganza will take place on Sunday, August 3, 2014 beginning 5:30 p.m. at the Denbigh Show Ground, May Pen, Clarendon.

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Caribbean Farmers to review finance risks in agriculture

Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) have determined that there must partnership amongst farmers, technical officers, financiers to help mitigate risks in agriculture and improve efficiency.

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Caribbean agricultural call to action - Basil Springer Column

Fear is an unproductive emotion. We must release our fear and activate our faith.

Twenty two years ago, the West Indies Commission led by Sir Shridath Ramphal published a 592-page document entitled "Time For Action". What has been the outcome? Earlier this month it was reported: "We have paused enough; it is time for action.

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JAS and 220, 000 farmers salute the work and life of the late Sir Howard Cooke

Senator Norman Grant President of the JAS says, “The Jamaica Agricultural Society’s Board of Management and our over 220,000 farmers in Jamaica salute the work and life of the late Most Honorable Sir Howard Cooke, who served as Governor General of Jamaica between 1991- 2006 and an extended period of service to the country numbering well over 65 years.

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Farmers Internet Cafe Opens at the Denbigh Showground at the 119th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society said , “I am delighted to officially open this Farmers Internet Café as one of the 13 JAS Farmers internet Café to be established by the JAS .

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TRUE BREW INTRADE COFFEE LAUNCH

The Mavis Bank Coffee Factory will be launching its new coffee product with an In Trade Launch on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at The Pavillon Hope Gardens commencing at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

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Korean Embassy donates 270 computers to the JAS

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has received a donation of 270 sets of desktop computers from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Born out of an agreement that all computers were exclusively for donation purposes, the JAS is proud to accept the donation from the Korean private sector, through the Korean Government, on behalf of our farmers, their families and the community.

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President’s Message

In this our 119th year, the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) reaffirms its commitment to foster domestic agricultural production through best practices and efficiencies in output and distribution and developing good marketing know-how for our farmers’ produce. As President of the JAS, I promise, along with the other members of the Board of Management, to continue the transformation of the JAS to ensure that the farmers, and by extension the agriculture sector, continue to contribute to the development of Jamaica’s economy and advancing the agenda for rural development and a better quality of life for the rural citizenry.

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JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL SOCIET 119th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING JULY 9, 2014

The 119th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) will be held on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at the Denbigh Showground, May Pen, Clarendon commencing at 10:00 a.m.

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Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society stated that “our Board of Management and our over 220,000 farmers in the country would like to salute the work of the Late Honourable James Thompson

Senator Norman Grant, President of the Jamaica Agriculture Society stated that “our Board of Management and our over 220,000 farmers in the country would like to salute the work of the Late Honourable James Thompson, former Member of Parliament, Custos of Westmoreland and Director of the Board of Management of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, who has passed on recently at the age of 99-years-old.”

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Jamaica Broilers donates $20 million towards this year's Denbigh show

Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG), through its Hi-Pro brand, continues to invest in the growth of the agricultural sector with a contribution of $20 million towards the staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show to be held at the Denbigh show ground in Clarendon, August 1 to 3.

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Denbigh Promises Exciting 2014 Package

The annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show scheduled for August 1 to 3, in May Pen, Clarendon, will once again showcase the best of the sector, while facilitating business links for farmers.

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Local Farmers to Benefit from Canadian Hunger Foundation Project

Jamaican farmers and food processors are among over 28,000 in eight Caribbean countries who will be assisted by the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF) over the next six years.

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ISO Conference Successful – Agriculture Minister

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, has affirmed confidence in the future of the sugar cane industry.

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