Monday 23 May 2022

Jamaica Government seeks grants from China to relaunch the coffee sector

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MILAN – The Government of Jamaica hopes to access US$100 million in grant funding from China to advance the development of the local coffee industry. “I have already had discussions with the present owner of a large part of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee system [in furtherance of this].

He has indicated to me that he is willing to look at us finding another partner to work with him to more aggressively build out the coffee industry,” Agriculture minister, Audley Shaw told the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Shaw was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

He pointed out that similar partnerships are to be formed to build out other industries, including cocoa and pimento.

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