“Investments in Agriculture can recover losses in Tourism”-Green

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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, believes that with more investments in both sectors, Jamaica can recover earnings being lost in tourism as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Addressing the Kiwanis Club of Eastern St. Andrew Zoom meeting recently Green said the tourism sector is experiencing a shortfall in earnings, which agriculture can assist to replace.

He called on Jamaicans, especially members of the private sector, to partner with the Government to re-strategise and ensure that agriculture grows the country and gets the sort of focus it deserves.

Mr. Green said the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is seeking more public-private partnerships, especially in setting up more storage facilities to store produce.