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Jamaica To Trade Ripe Bananas With United Kingdom


Jamaican farmers will expand exports of bananas to the United Kingdom (UK) under a new push that will add ripe fruit to the line-up, alongside plans to negotiate new shipping arrangements.

Under the current State-backed system, green bananas for cooking are sold to wholesalers and retailers in three main markets – Cayman Islands, Canada and the United Kingdom – but under a new project, small farmers will produce bananas at international standards for the ripe fruit trade to attract premium prices in niche markets, said general manger of the Banana Board, Janet Conie.

Published in the Gleaner
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