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Government to make special funds available for agriculture

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is seeking to make special funds available for agricultural entities that manufacture value-added products.  
 
He made the disclosure while addressing the closing ceremony for the 65th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon on Monday.  
 
Holness said the decision was made to pump funds into the agricultural sector, as this strategy is considered one of  the easiest and quickest ways to achieve growth in Jamaica.        
 
Outlining other conditions to qualify for the funds,  Holness said agricultural businesses generating foreign exchange from exports would also be considered.  
 
Businesses engaged in import substitution, especially for crops such as Irish potatoes, red peas and onions, will also be favoured.  


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