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Approx $50m to train farmers to meet FDA FSMA requirements

The Government of Jamaica, through the  Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has approved the spending of J$48,968,000 to provide technical assistance and training to farmers and fresh produce exporters in order to meet Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (FDA FSMA) requirements.

FSMA sensitization and training will cover the grooming of 120 Extension and Plant Quarantine Officers and of 3,600 farmers in record keeping, personal hygiene, food safety, spray calibration and good agricultural practices (GAP).

The crops selected by the Ministry of Agriculture for attention are yam, hot pepper, dasheen, pumpkin, papaya and calalloo.



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