The local Jamaican farmers have been focused on the indigenous scotch bonnet pepper for years now, with special effort to expand the production and availability of seedlings of this valuable crop. The Jamaican scotch bonnet pepper is the most sought after pepper locally, and thus the demand for its seedlings is very high and growing.
To facilitate this growing demand a series of seed banks will be set up in Jamaica with the first currently being built in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth. Proceeds from sales at the seed banks will go to the established Farmers Fund to help other farmers in distress.
This particular seed bank costs a total of $15,000 US and has so far been about 66% funded. We need another $5000 US to make it fully happen.
Any additional funds raised will be used to pay workforce to (a) transplant the seedlings from the greenhouse into the ground and (b) improve irrigation of in the field.