JM | Jan 27, 2023

Fifty farmers to graduate from Business Incubator Programme

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Fifty farmers will mark the completion of their Business Incubator Training in a graduation exercise and closing ceremony on February 1 at Medallion Hall in St Andrew.

The training is a joint effort between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) under the FAO’s ‘Inclusive and Resilient Agri-Food System in Rural and Peri-Urban Territories of Kingston’ project.


The business incubator programme, which occurred over a seven-week period, saw participants being introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business management. The technical assistance received from the training will support farmers in developing and expanding sustainable business ventures in different areas of the food system.

The project also facilitated technical capacity building of 40 government counterparts within the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA); Agro-Investment Corporation; the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries – Agricultural Land Management Division; the College of Agriculture, Science & Education (CASE) and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs. The trainers will support farmers to scale-up their activities consistent with the principles of business management best practices.


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