News Date: August 13 2016
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Amidst a campaign to encourage increased consumption of eggs, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is urging players in the industry to ensure consistency in price and quality.
Addressing a breakfast meeting at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston on Friday, Samuda said the sector must look at how best to sustain reliable output in order to maintain prices, which will allow better business planning.
He further noted that the hospitality sector being a major consumer is also an opportunity for the eggs producing industry, to expand and further maintain consistency.
From this relationship with the tourism sector, he said egg farmers could also expand enough to seek markets for regional export.
Samuda said there are approximately 600 large-scale egg farmers locally. He suggested that training by the Jamaica Egg Farmer’s Association (JEFA) be provided to all famers so as to ensure consistency in quality.