Jamaica: Impact of COVID-19 on the Jamaican Agriculture Sector

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The Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has devised a number of initiatives geared at assisting local farmers to weather the COVID-19 crisis. To date, more than JMD $1 billion (USD $6.8 million) dollars have been allocated to the agriculture industry to stem the tide of losses that the sector is currently experiencing. The Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional sector, which accounts for approximately 60 percent of food imports into Jamaica, has suffered major losses due to lower tourism numbers and reduced total consumption.

Jamaica: Impact of COVID-19 on the Jamaican Agriculture Sector

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