Farm Up Jamaica is a non-profit organization formed to assist Jamaican farmers in the cultivation of organic food and reduce the importation of conventional, inorganic and genetically modified (GMO) foods. Helping to reduce Jamaica’s imports and increasing the export of high quality foods, will help to balance the economy so that Jamaica can truly live up to it’s historical, worldwide standard of producing the best.
This organization was formed by concerned and altruistic Jamaicans and Internationals who are interested in helping the common good of Jamaica. Most Jamaican farmers have been unable to succeed over the years mainly due to the inability to establish markets for their crops. Other reasons include lack irrigation, no disaster recovery assistance, and no true subsidies for farmers. Farm Up Jamaica has formed alliances with Jamaican food manufacturers worldwide to guarantee markets for crops both locally and internationally.
We provide assistance to farmers in need of land preparation, the use of farming equipment, organic seeds, organic fertilizers and treatments, technical support, training and more. All of our endeavors are monitored by our international volunteers and local affiliates to ensure that the food is being farmed to specification and goes to market as agreed.