Jamaica government to spend record amount on agriculture

The Jamaican government will spend more than J$12 billion over the fiscal years 2022–2023 and 2023–2024, which will be its largest-ever capital expenditure in agriculture.

Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and Public Service, concluded the budget debate by stating that funding has been set aside to construct irrigation, pump, pipe, storage, and farm road infrastructure in St. Catherine, Clarendon, and St. Elizabeth.

He claimed that the Essex Valley and Southern Plains Agricultural Development Programmes are responsible for carrying out this.

Additionally, Clarke said that the Ministry of Tourism is devotedly attempting to diversify the tourism product.

-CMC

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