Jamaica

JP Farms expanding to meet export demand

JP Farms is a subsidiary of Jamaica Producers Group and is a leading producer of high-quality tropical foods in Jamaica grown on its 500+ acre farm in St Mary, Jamaica. The company is reporting a significant increase in its fruit export volumes since the start of 2022.

The farm, which exports Jamaican-grown fresh produce to several overseas territories, says year-to-date export volumes for 2022 are up 40 per cent over exports for the same period last year. Its export markets include the US, Canada, Cayman Islands and the UK.

In 2021, JP Farms pumped $100 million dollars into plantain production with yield projected to boom in the fourth quarter of 2022. Additionally, over 50 acres of land were cleared and planted this year for the 2023 yield.

General Manager, JP Farms, Mario Figueroa explained that the company is taking steps to ensure it can build on its recent export successes by innovating to reduce costs where possible, and expanding acreage on its banana, pineapple and plantain farms.

In the face of challenges such as a 50 per cent price increase in farm inputs and recent shipping disruptions. Figueroa stated the company is determined to ‘Build Back Stronger Through Exports’ and play its part in revitalizing the post-pandemic economy via agriculture.

Source: jamaica.loopnews.com


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