Trees That Feed Foundation

Jamaica Research Project Completed!

September 1, 2014. Randi de Mel and Afia Adaboh, two graduate students from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, recently completed their TTFF summer research work in Jamaica. Randi and Afia spent six weeks investigating and reporting on the breadfruit production value chain and measuring the survival rate of TTFF breadfruit trees. Their final report will be available shortly.

Below is a map of breadfruit plantations in Jamaica visited by the research team.Click on any dot to learn more about farmers and processors who are caring for TTFF breadfruit trees. This map will grow to be a tool to help support farmers and develop markets. Based on the team’s work, breadfruit continues to prove itself in being a valuable supplement to food production in Jamaica. Recommendations from the conclusion of the project include increasing the formation of co-operatives to bring critical mass to breadfruit production. Interestingly, the team found the highest breadfruit tree survival rates among organic farming methods!

We are looking forward to Randi and Afia’s presentation about this TTFF project atColumbia University’s 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice in New York City on September 17th. Thanks again, Randi and Afia, for all that you have done to help propel TTFF’s mission!


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8 thoughts on “Jamaica Research Project Completed!

  1. how do we go about getting some seedlings to plant pomegranate, Julie mango, sour sap, breadfruit, Avocado, miniature jack fruit, June plum.
    we are here in Jamaica

  2. Good Day:
    I saw an article in the Sunday Gleaner newspaper of July23, 2017 whereby this organization would be partnering with small farmers in St. Mary and Portland and other high rainfall areas of Jamaica in order to grow breadfruit to be sold to the Jamaica Producers Group Ltd in St. Mary, Jamaica in order to produce chips. I am located in Dias, Hanover, Jamaica which is classified by the Sugar Research Institute of Jamaica (SIRI) as the :”Wet West” , due to it’s high incidence of precipitation. I am in possession of approximatly 20 acres of land which belonged to my late grandfather Methuselah Kelly. The land is idle apart for a small section used for cattle grazing and yam production. I am therefore seeking your assistance through the provision of breadfruit seedlings in order to approach Jamaica Producers Group with a view to selling them breadfruits for their production line for chips.

    I am the holder of a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Agronomy from the Univesidad de Granma in Cuba, a Certificate in Natural Sciences from the Univesidad de Cienfuegos in Cuba and I hold a Joint Board of Teacher Education Diploma in Teaching Specializing in Social Studies and Geography. I am also presently sitting exams for a Diploma in Business Management Supervision from the Culloden Vocational Training Centre in Westmoreland, Jamaica as its my hope to establish an agricultural enterprise with your assistance. I was previously Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the Dias Branch of the Jamaica Agricultural Society.

    Thanks much for your assistance in this matter. I may be contacted via telephone at: 1876-5441233 or 1876-3530612 or via Skype at: kinte.mendes1.

    My postal address is: Blaircastle District, Dias Post Office in Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies.

  3. I’m presently advising in interest of a productive party needing new plantings. Would appreciate info and visiting coordination to witness successful cultivars in situ, in Jamaica, St Croix, (others?); as possible.
    Should I refer directly to cooperators in your above supplied map? or Can you kindly help coordinate a field visit with my group?

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