Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By City Farmer News (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Jamaica: Ministry seeks to expand agriculture in urban areas

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Pearnel Charles Jr.

The ‘Grow Smart, Eat Smart’ national campaign, which was officially launched earlier this year, was developed by the Government as a strategic response with an aim to establish food security.

Jamaica Observer
Sept 7, 2022


The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is aiming to expand the implementation of agricultural practices in urban areas, which will include backyard gardening and vertical farming.

Critical to the ‘Grow Smart, Eat Smart’ campaign is the involvement of Jamaicans in the process of becoming food secure through creating opportunities for self- sufficiency, according to Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Pearnel Charles Jr.

Charles Jr says urban spaces have limited areas for farming, requiring the introduction of techniques to optimise production within what is available.

“Whether it is vertical or hydroponics, there are systems that can be introduced to our urban areas,” he said.

With the Jamaica 4-H Clubs having developed advanced techniques in hydroponics, aquaponics and vertical farming, there already exist systems from which people can learn and benefit.

The Minister also noted that the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has developed advanced hydroponic systems that are now being used in some schools in St Elizabeth.

“We want people to know that they don’t need to be farming land, they can utilise different techniques to farm their vegetables and small crops,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Charles Jr said the Ministry will be working to expand these programmes with a view to impacting more Jamaicans across the island.

Read the complete article here.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.