Jamaica Develops Dairy Development Board

JAMAICA - The government has decided to go ahead with the creation of the proposed Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) to develop policy and coordinate its milk production enhancement programme.
calendar icon 19 November 2008
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"Since I came on board as minister, we have decided that the dairy sector is too important not to have this framework for development," Minister of Agriculture Dr Christopher Tufton told the Observer Friday.

According to TheJamaicaObserver, Dr Tufton has now re-tabled in the House of Representatives the Jamaica Dairy Development Board Act (2008), which seeks to provide for the establishment of the board as a statutory authority.

Subject to the general directions of the Minister, the primary responsibility of the board will be to develop policy and coordinate government's milk production enhancement programme.

Its main objectives include promoting efficiency in the production of milk and other dairy products and mobilising resources for and on behalf of the dairy sector.

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