From the Jamaica Gleaner, November 20th, 2017: China’s huge population and ready-made market can potentially absorb all the coffee Jamaica produces, says Chinese ambassador to Jamaica, Niu Qingbao. The Chinese diplomat said that even though the Japanese have done a good job importing Jamaican coffee over the past decades, he was sure Jamaica could do with an even larger market for the product, pointing to his own country as a massive potential market. “I want to direct your attention to China,” Niu said. “China is a rapidly expanding consumer of coffee and has imported by an annual rate of 46Read More →

Interview with Dorienne Rowan-Campbell Farmer, Rowan’s Royale Organic Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (and) Policy Chair Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement On 15-16 June, ECDPM staff actively participated in the 10th edition of the European Development Days organized by the European Commission in Brussels, which focused on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Various ECDPM staff members acted as panelist or moderator, while others interviewed speakers, such as Dorienne Rowan-Campell, organic farmer and policy chair of the Jamaica Organic Movement. In this video, Mrs. Rowan-Campell calls for a policy shift, to recognize women, specifically female agricultural entrepreneurs, as changeRead More →