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St Thomas group notes raw material readily available to make variety of items

Apr 27th, 2023 | Category: GLEANER PREMIUM | 7:30
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#JamaicaGleaner #Coconut #Farmers #StThomas APRIL 27, 2023: Local farmers want the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to amplify their calls and encourage the private sector to invest in utilising more of Jamaica’s natural resources to manufacture merchandise distinctive to the island. They have lamented the ongoing abundance of crop waste across the island and what seems to be a lack of interest in maximising local crops’ potential to create environmentally friendly products that support sustainability. On Tuesday, members of the Kanga Gully Farmers Group in Lyssons, St Thomas, who spoke with The Gleaner, discussed various uses of the banana plant, stating how the stem could be stripped down to create a wide range of durable items such as table mats, bags, wall

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