Minister of Agriculture Hon. Jay Ebanks will visit Jamaica during May 11 to 18 for bilateral meetings between the countries to discuss various issues concerning the agricultural sector.
During the visit, Minister Ebanks will meet with Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., Minister of State Hon. Franklin Witter, Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence as well as technical personnel in the Ministry.
Several working meetings are planned with a number of government agencies including the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, National Irrigation Commission Limited, Jamaica Agricultural Society and private sector entities such as Hi-Pro Feeds.
He is scheduled to speak at the National Plant Health Ceremony which will take place on May 12 and attend the agriculture sectoral presentation at the Houses of Parliament on May 17. Minister Ebanks is also expected to tour the New Forest/Duff House Agro Park in St. Elizabeth as well as goat and cattle farms across other parishes.
The Minister of Agriculture will be accompanied by a delegation which includes Parliamentary Secretary Dwayne Seymour, Deputy Chief Officer Leyda Nicholson-Makasare, representatives from the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure and the Cayman Islands Agricultural Society.
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