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Sponsor a Square of Land to Produce Onions and Entrepreneurship

$25.00

Onion is one of the primary crops in Jamaica and it has benefited tremendously from Farm Up Jamaica’s initiative to grow as much of the product locally as possible. With the aim of full local self sufficiency in sight, Farm Up Jamaica has embarked on a program to plant 100 acres of onions in Goshen, St. Elizabeth.

The target is to have have one square of land produce at least 50lbs of onion, which would give a per acreage production of just over 21,000 lbs.

Be a part of this initiative by sponsoring a single square of land to produce the target 50lbs or sponsor multiple squares and help reach the goal sooner. The cost to sponsor a single square is only $25 USD.

The perks for this project are listed below:

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Product Description

Jamaica imported 90 percent of their onions in 2011 according to information provided by the Ministry of Agriculture. Ninety percent. In the land of wood and water, a basic food staple in every Jamaican kitchen was grown in a nation other than Jamaica. This speaks volumes about Jamaica’s agricultural plight.

The demand for onions in the local market is 10,000 tons per year. Jamaica only produces approximately 1,000 tons per year. This means that 9,000 tons of onions are being imported into Jamaica every year. The Jamaican population and its economy suffer for two main reasons due to this shortfall: onions are sold locally at higher prices and the quality of the onions is compromised.

Farm Up Jamaica has partnered with The Northern Caribbean University and The Ministry of Agriculture to assist in their move to reduce importation through local onion production.

Every US$25 Contribution will plant 55lbs (one sack) of Farm Up Jamaica Organic Onions on 100 square feet of land (10ft x 10ft). Here is a way for you to help Jamaica recover while creating green jobs for farmers and entrepreneurship for graduating Jamaican agriculture students.

Onions harvested from one of Farmup Jamaica's farming projects

Onions harvested from one of Farmup Jamaica’s farming projects

We are cultivating 100 acres of organic onions in total.  Your contribution will get us that much closer to helping reduce the importation of onions by 20%.

Perks:
Sponsor (1) square of onions and receive a special thanks from farmers and Jamaican students who participate in the project.

Sponsor (2-5) squares of onions and receive a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Sponsor (6-10) squares of onions and receive 5lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Sponsor (11-20) squares of onions and receive 10lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Sponsor (21-50) squares of onions and receive 20lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Name Recognition Sponsor:

Sponsor 50-100 Blocks of onions  and you or your company’s name will be posted at the onion production location and publicized on social media. You will receive 50lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Small Business Sponsorship:

Sponsor 101-200 Blocks of onions you or your company’s name will be posted at the onion production location and publicized on social media every month until harvested. You will receive 100lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Medium Enterprise Sponsorship:

Sponsor 201-400 Blocks of onions you or your company will receive media exposure (Radio, TV) and your name will be posted at the onion production location and publicized on social media for one year. You will receive 100lbs of the fresh organically grown onions, a Farm Up Jamaica T-Shirt and a special thanks from farmers and students who participate in the project.

Corporate Partnership:

443 Squares (1 Acre) or more, Contact Us to discuss a partnership or an impact sourcing relationship at 876-592-5992

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