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The other side to… Jamaica

If you’re looking for white sand beaches, turquoise seas and palm trees, where better to go than Jamaica? But for all its luxury 5-star resorts, Jamaica is a country with huge inequality.


Mr Fuller is a Jamaican farmer. After the collapse of the banana industry, many farmers found themselves unemployed. However, with support from our partner WROC, farmers like Mr Fuller have received tools and training to help them diversify their farming techniques. As a result of WROC’s training, Mr Fuller is growing more crops and doubling his income. Instead of planting just one crop, he is now growing other vegetables such as sweet potatoes, hot peppers and pumpkins. This means that when one crop is not commanding a high price at market, he has other crops which

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Taken on June 29, 2012