Jamaicans have been paying less for agricultural produce since the start of the year, according to the Bank of Jamaica's latest inflation report.
A forecast by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) forecast suggested that the supply of starches and vegetables in January increased marginally relative to the previous month.
The prices of these commodities declined marginally when compared to December 2016.
RADA’s forecast for February shows that the supply of most starches and vegetables increased relative to January.
The survey carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture indicated a general decline in agricultural prices in February, relative to January.
Similarly, the Consumer Affairs Commission’s price survey suggests that agricultural commodity prices declined in February.
According to RADA's forecast, supplies of vegetables and starchy food are forecast to remain unchanged this month, relative to February.