FUNCTIONS OF THE BANANA BOARD

Regulatory Functions

The Banana Board is the main institution through which the Government will make its interventions in the sector and be primarily responsible for performing the following functions:

· Promoting the interest and efficiency of the banana industry and to assist in the development of the industry

· Establishing and monitoring standards for the industry

· Assisting farmers in meeting standards

· Granting export licenses on the basis of standards

· Research and Development for the banana industry

· Providing planting material/germplasm to banana farmers

· Providing specialized extension services to the banana industry

· Development of cost recovery measures for the Board

· Identify infrastructure needs in the industry

· In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, craft and execute of a short-term banana campaign

· In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, conduct Market/Demand Study of the Banana Industry

Government will strengthen the Banana Board to undertake these functions.

 

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Banana Board
10 South Ave
Kingston Gardens
Kingston 4, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 922-5490
(876) 922-4327
Email: bananaboard@cwjamaica.com

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