Opportunities for Jamaicans to benefit from advanced farming technologies and techniques in Israel, have been announced by Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw.
Mr Shaw says Jamaicans in the agricultural sector are to benefit from 20 short-term orientation programmes in Israel.
It is a three-week to one-month programme in Israel. It is good for our young people to go to Israel to learn the technology and see what they are doing and bring that back to Jamaica. We have to learn from others. We must tap into what they do to achieve wealth creation,” Mr Shaw said.
Mr Shaw who is also Minister of Industry and Commerce was speaking at the launch of Export Max III, at the Spanish Court Hotel on Thursday, November 29.
He also spoke of the granting of 10 one-year scholarships for young people, which will aid in the capacity building of the agricultural sector in Jamaica.
Meanwhile, speaking on the Export Max III programme, Minister Shaw commended Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) for conceptualizing the initiative.
Export Max III is a three-year programme geared towards providing focused capacity-building, advocacy and market penetration support to 50 exporters and export-ready firms.