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Jamaica: Agricultural Practices Lagging Decades Behind – JAS President Pitches Vision For Modern Local Sector

Agricultural practices in Jamaica are lagging a half-century behind the rest of the world, and Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton wants to speed up the development of the local sector.

Fulton, who is in his first year as JAS president, outlined his vision during yesterday’s launch of the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.

Held under the theme ‘Grow What We Eat … Eat What We Grow: Aligning Farming Decisions with Climatic Conditions’, Denbigh 2019 will be closer to modern, multifaceted agri-business exposition in keeping with this vision, the president explained.

“We will achieve this by making computerisation universal, but also by the efficient use of irrigation, the protection of all watersheds so that our farming lands can be continually watered through periods of high rainfall, as well as drought, and, of course, appropriate mechanisation.”

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