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Farm Up Jamaica Plant Sup'n initiative producing world-class ginger

In what is being described as innovative social responsibility, some 640 tourists have planted 10 acres of ginger for the export market as part of the Farm Up Jamaica Plant Sup'n initiative.

The ginger already has a market with doTERRA, an international seller of essential oils. doTERRA is based in the New York Tri-State area of the United States.

"After learning that Farm Up Jamaica hosted 37 students from the Northeastern University who came to Jamaica last year and planted Scotch bonnet peppers, it led them to the idea of farming as a social responsibi-lity mission for their distributors to carry out," Farm Up Jamaica's Neil Curtis told Hospitality Jamaica.

"We decided that ginger was a good crop to farm because the company was producing ginger oil," added Curtis.

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