Jamaica’s agricultural exports will be bolstered once planned arrangements for the exportation of locally-grown Irish potatoes to the Cayman Islands come to fruition.

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of  Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C Hutchinson recently revealed that the Plant Quarantine and Plant Inspection Division has secured an agreement with the Cayman Islands for export of  the tuber and other agricultural items.

The agreement will be facilitated by the pre-clearance facility between the two countries. 

According to RJR, the inclusion of  Irish potato on the export list is as a result of  an expansion of  the current protocol for exporting agricultural produce to Cayman and it is expected that the trade of  these additional items will commence immediately.

Under the National Irish Potato Programme, local production of the crop has moved from 39 per cent of the national demand in 2008, to a projected 99 per cent in 2017.

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