Agri Ministry hails JSIF/REDI support

Former managing director, Jamaica Investment Fund (JSIF), Scarlette Gillings, presents permanent secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, with a copy of the Integrated Disaster Risk Manual, at the Symposium of the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), held at the Mona Visitors' and Conference Centre (UWI), Kingston, on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:30am
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High praises have come from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) for the support provided to the agriculture sector by the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), managed by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).Speaking at a symposium to close out the REDI programme at the UWI Mona Visitors' Lodge yesterday Permanent Secretary in the ministry Donovan Stanberry hailed the programme as “a shining example of joined-up Government”, having involved the collaboration of several Government agencies and stakeholders. 
Stanberry, in thanking REDI for its investment in the sector since 2008, noted the infrastructure, such as irrigation systems and agro-processing facilities, which had been provided through the programme to several farming communities across the island.