Old England JAS Greenhouse Project

  • Group Name: Old England JAS Greenhouse Project
  • Project Name: Old England JAS Greenhouse Project
  • Type of Venture: Agriculture
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: January 2012

Description of Project:

Description of Venture: The old England community has three greenhouses one of which was donated by their MP Mr. Michael Peart and two (2) by Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). They have an irrigation pond that was donated by the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica and fencing of the pond was finance by Community Safety Fund (CSF) to ensure security of the pond. The greenhouses are strategically built within the community. It was acquired through the Community Development Committee (CDC) and Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS). The greenhouse produces items such as Sweet Peppers, Tomatoes, Turnip and Pakchoy.

Aim of the Venture:

The group aim to utilize the 25 acres of land available to the group, as a platform, to create sustainable employment opportunity for the community.

Objectives:

  • To provide employment opportunities for community members
  • To promote sustainable community development
  • To contribute to economic development on a national level

Our Vision:

To operate a profitable business that produces bountiful, healthy, top-quality agricultural products through the use of greenhouse technology.

Our Mission:

To lead the industry as the premier grower and marketer of premium quality, greenhouse grown fresh produces in Manchester.

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Project Data
Currently Employs Part-time: 5 Persons
Business Plan Yes
Project Value $8,650,000

Needs

• Financial assistance, oil nut seeds, tractor to plough the land and chemicals for spraying the greenhouse.

Challenges

• Inadequate labour force

Contacts

Mrs Winston Anderson.
Old England PO,
Manchester.
Tel: 357-5737; 538-5515

Mr. Jason Miller,
Old England PO,
Manchester.
Tel: 359-9275
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.