Category Archives: Agriculture

Blockchain technology: a sustainability tool for agriculture

Blockchain technology can enhance the sustainability of nations like Jamaica’s agricultural sector, by capturing the information which can be beneficial to all who access the distributive ledger such as farmers, retailers and consumers. It will avail farmers greater access to information such as global competitive pricing so that they can be better informed as to what to charge for their produce and not charge too much or too little. This is important for a farmer to be profitable and to a nation that is into exports such as Jamaica, they will be aware of the prices so they are competitive and make the best prices for their commodities. Continue reading

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The Sugar Industry in Jamaica: Sustainable Supply Chain Management Storymap

Is the sugar industry sustainable in Jamaica? Continue reading

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China To Impose More Tariffs On Imported US Chicken.

By: Ainsley Brown It seems like there is more bad news for US exporters of Chicken to China – get ready for a whole new round of tariffs. China has over the years become the largest export market for US … Continue reading

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Interconnectivity of Continents

By Charles Wanguhu Well with Ash rising over European skies causing all kinds of travel chaos, it is quite suprising and hard to fathom the impact of one volcano is having on the continent of europe and over its neighbours. At … Continue reading

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White Zimbabwean Farmers To Get Justice In South Africa

By: Ainsley Brown Four white farmers who had their farms unlawfully seized under the regime of President Robert Mugabe are to seek by all accounts gain compensation in South Africa. A South African court has ruled recently that the farmers … Continue reading

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US Chicken Feet To Face Chinese Duties

By: Ainsley Brown In yet another sign of the increasing trade rift between Washington and Beijing, the Chinese have announced last Friday that they will impose duties on imported US chicken feet. Yes, I said chicken feet and not chicken. … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Goes Fair Trade In the UK

By: Ainsley Brown “Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar,” has taken on a new meaning in the UK as Kit Kat ‘breaks off’ some cash cocoa to farmers. Nestlé, the … Continue reading

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Banana Trade War At An End?

By: Ainsley Brown Could the longest running trade dispute in World Trade Organization (WTO) history be coming to an end? If newspaper reports are to be believed, and I have no reason to doubt them, then the 16 year old … Continue reading

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Jamaican Coffee Industry Takes Branding To The Next Level

By: Ainsley Brown The Jamaican Coffee Industry Board (CIB) launched its new website last week. The site, according to The Gleaner, promises to be the main source of comprehensive information on Jamaican coffee for buyers and stakeholders. The CIB, a … Continue reading

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Bird Flu Found On Canadian Farm

by Ainsley Brown The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that it has found avian flu on a turkey farm in British Columbia. The strain of the virus, H5, is a type that doesn’t spread easily and rarely infects … Continue reading

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