Shaw to hand over seed bank at Bodles

Shaw to hand over seed bank at Bodles

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw is scheduled to hand over the refurbished Seed Bank facilities during a ceremony at Bodles Research Station in St Catherine tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23.

According to the ministry, the project was part of the Inter-American Development Bank's Investment Plan for the Caribbean Regional Track of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience, which is being carried out over a five-year period from 2015-2020.

The ministry said at the seed bank, climate-resilient crop varieties are identified, preserved, and stored.

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