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  • May 16, 2022 11:18 AM | EAB (Administrator)

    Lack of irrigation puts at risk livelihoods of hundreds of millions of farmers, their families and vulnerable communities.  To address these threats, leading farmers are taking action and EAB is connecting them to resources that creates jobs, food security and economic opportunity.

    Farmer-led Irrigation Development (FLID) is not new, but is constrained.  This month EAB removed the constraints in Jamaica by connecting the Newhall Producers Group to resources that will help them grow their crops and community.

    The community received much needed assistance, tools and irrigation supplies from Food For The Poor and Jamaica's Rural Agricultural Development Authority. 

    Katrina Atkins, EAB entrepreneur and farmer said, "Things are progressing really well."  "No matter the state of the economy, there is one thing that people must do, and that is eat."

  • February 15, 2022 12:59 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    The results are in CONGRATULATIONS to our 10 REAPers who have been awarded $100,000JMD each as seedfunding to start or grow their businesses. 

    All the REAPers did very well in their Pitch and it was definitely a hard task for the judges. YWOP/YMOP and Entrepreneurs Across Borders are supporting the other REAPers with tangible resources to start or grow their businesses.

  • November 24, 2021 12:23 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) International Food Security Assessment, 2020–2030: COVID-19 Update and Impacts on Food Insecurity report released in January 2021 reveals that 12.8 per cent of the Jamaican population is currently food insecure, equating to some 400,000 people. This is double pre-COVID-19 USDA ERS projections and an increase of 100,000 persons over revised projections made during the pandemic.

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USDA ERS released preliminary projections that 200,000 Jamaicans would be food insecure by the end of 2020. By the end of the year, the socio-economic impact of the pandemic had caused the actual number of persons suffering from food insecurity to exceed pre-pandemic estimates by 100 per cent, primarily affecting female-headed households and homes with at least one child...

    To read more click: https://www.forbes.com/sites/daphneewingchow/2021/01/24/food-insecurity-in-jamaica-doubled-expectations-in-2020/?sh=40a2db806442

  • December 28, 2020 12:00 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    Kingston, Jamaica: The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2021 cohort from Jamaica for the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program. This program will begin in January 2021 and close in April 2021, bringing together 263 young leaders from 37 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for a virtual fellowship. This year we are pleased to announce that nine young leaders from Jamaica have been accepted out of over 2,300 applicants.

    Jamaica’s cohort of YLAI Fellows are entrepreneurs from various sectors, their industries include agriculture, education, youth and community development, civic engagement, hospitality management, product development and distribution. Adrian Watson, CEO for Honai Beez Apiary, Audley Reid, CEO for R.A. Williams Distributors Ltd, Deleen Powell, Co-owner, Director, and Secretary for Newman Farms, Godiva Golding, Founder of STEAM House Network, Kimone Knight, Founder of Xensitive Care Ltd, Kimone Kerr, Chief Executive Officer for The Exuberant Overseas Placement Agency, Patrique Goodall, Founder of Likkle Tea, Randall Richards, Founder and Director, Mint Creative and Danielle Terrelonge, Founder of Hmgrwn & Co (not included in the group photo).  Read more


  • December 26, 2020 12:00 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    Twenty-nine-year-old Citerina Atkins did not dream that she would become a farmer. 

    The deCarteret College alumna, who hails from New Hall in Manchester, had her sights set on a career in finance.

    After graduating from The University of the West Indies, Mona, with a degree in banking and finance, she did a one-year stint working at an insurance agency.

    Not comfortable with the nine-to-five office environment, she began to look for a way out.

    One Sunday, her cousin, Roike Campbell, who had recently quit his job in information technology to focus on farming, showed her the social media pages of Abbey Gardens Farm, managed by Young Champion Farmer and Nutramix Youth in Agriculture Ambassador Diandra Rowe, and she was intrigued...

    Read more here:  http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20201226/ditching-office-job-farm-new-hall-woman-digs

  • December 07, 2020 5:40 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will embark on developing a plan for the bee industry in order to ensure its sustainability.

    Among the areas it will address are certification of beekeepers, the national digital logging of apiaries, theft experienced by bee farmers and the expansion of the value chain.

    Addressing a virtual meeting of beekeepers on December 2, Portfolio Minister Floyd Green, said the plan will guide the actions of the ministry over the next five years and will include all stakeholders in its development.

    “One of the things we will have to do is to see how quickly we can streamline that plan and clearly we will have to incorporate all of your views,” the minister said.

    Read more here: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Agriculture_Ministry_embarks_on_development_plan_for_bee_industry

  • December 01, 2020 12:00 PM | EAB (Administrator)

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester non-government organisation Young Women of Purpose (YWOP) is seeking to raise at least $750,000 in funding to assist 10 women who have an interest in building their own businesses.

    The women were part of a group of 20 who recently participated in intensive entrepreneurship training, which included field trips.

    Nikesha Lowe, project manager for the REAP (Realise Embrace Achieve your Purpose) Project, done by YWOP and through which the training was conceptualised, said the topics covered included developing an entrepreneurial mindset, managing a business, financial management, business modelling and pitching, funding, marketing, taxation and intellectual property... Read More

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