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Jamaica can earn US$800m from sea island cotton


JAMAICA can potentially earn US$800 million ($85.6 billion) annually from exporting Sea Island Cotton, according to expert estimates.

Initially 500 acres of the crop will be cultivated in a pilot project with $11 million in grant assistance from the Japanese Government. The country can however maximise its earning potential by increasing the acreage tenfold.

Published in the Jamaica Observer
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