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Organizational Background

The Banana Industry had ceased to operate in the export market since August, 2008.  The Industry had been faced with many challenges including five major storms in five years.  With this suspension, banana farmers, especially those in the traditional banana parishes such as Portland, St. Mary, St. James and St. Thomas, focused solely on the domestic market. 2009 was characterized as a year of major changes for the Jamaica Banana Industry and the Banana Board.  The industry adapted to a change in focus from primary production for a traditional export banana market to largely domestic market with expanded value chain for both the banana and plantain sub-sectors.   However, many continued to show an interest in growing bananas for export and had maintained their operations up to standard in compliance with export demands to target high-end retail and hotel markets.


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Banana Investment Forum 

ATTENTION INVESTORS AND FARMERS BANANA INVESTMENT FORUM The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), through the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF), in collaboration with the European Union, through its Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMs), is…


Banana Board BIIF 2013 Audited Financial Statements Delayed 

The Banana Board’s Comments on Gleaner Article on page C7 of September 3, 2014: Grant-funded Banana Board lacks vitality by AC Countz, Guest Columnist Delay in Presentation of 2013 Banana Board and Banana Insurance…


Drought Watch! 

ATTENTION ALL BANANA AND PLANTAIN FARMERS DROUGHT WATCH!!!! Banana plants suffer in drought conditions. When there is no rain or irrigation the plants do not grow. When the soil is dry the roots cannot…


The Many Benefits of Bananas 

THIS IS INTERESTING. AFTER READING THIS, YOU'LL NEVER LOOK AT A BANANA IN THE SAME WAY AGAIN.   Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives…


Panama Disease Race 4 (PDR4): Not an Immediate Threat 

  The Banana Board’s technical services units continue to be vigilant and resolute to prevent the entry of Panama Disease PDR4 caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f cubense and several viral diseases capable…


Jamaica grateful for EU banana support 

Jamaica grateful for EU banana support DEPUTY Governor General Steadman Fuller has lauded the support, which the European Union (EU) has been providing for the banana industry, describing it as an important catalyst for…


EU Banana Support Programme  

  The Government of Jamaica provided budgetary support of JMD 42 million for the 2009 to 2010 fiscal year for the revitalization of the Banana Board. The European Union Banana Support Programme (EUBSP) also…


Banana Board calls on farmers to register 

Banana Board calls on farmers to register   The Banana Board Limited is appealing to farmers of the staple crop to register under the Banana Industry Catastrophe Fund. The fund was set up in…


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