JMCC FARMERS COLLECTIVE
JMCC strongly supports farmers, their families and communities, and formed the JMCC Farmers’ Collective to provide Jamaican farmers with access to international markets, micro-financing, entrepreneurial support services and other assistance. Essentially, the JMCC Farmers’ Collective is an umbrella growers cooperative, and is majority-owned by its farmer-members while JMCC maintains a minority stake. Among the services and benefits the JMCC Farmers’ Collective provides to its member-farmers:
Access to agronomic training and oversight, quality control training and support, annual price and volume guarantees, with JMCC providing management to ensure fair and effective delivery of these services;
Micro-financing plus related financial guarantees on a cost-only basis;
Access to a well-managed supply chain to ensure cultivation supplies, equipment and other needs can be obtained at the lowest possible cost.