Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has announced millions of dollars in investments to be infused into the agricultural sector. Among these will be a US $95m investment to create a certified organic high-tech greenhouse farm in Goshen, St. Elizabeth.
Shaw stated that the joint-venture project “will be undertaken on a 200-acre property over a seven-year period, and will specialize in heritage and heirloom produce, TOV tomatoes, bell peppers, bush beans, garlic, strawberries, cucumbers, sweet corn, watermelon, and other assortments of fresh produce”.
There will also be US $6m funding for the JFVL Agriculture Project, which will deliver fresh fruits and vegetables for the domestic market, including satisfying demand from the tourism sector. The joint venture equity investment is centered on the establishment of a state-of-the-art fully integrated supply chain operation.