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Jamaica Observer: Agriculture Ministry embarks on development plan for bee industry

December 07, 2020 5:40 PM | EAB

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

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