TUNNEL TECH in Jamaica

80% of the fruit and vegetables consumed in Jamiaca are imported because domestic agriculture cannot
support the population's needs.

Tunnel Tech has had a long connection with Jamaica and is committed to helping the country learn and
adapt North American growing methods to suit its own climate. Tunnel Tech is working with CIDA
(Canadian International Development Agency) to find ways to make agriculture a successful  industry in

High tunnels in Jamaica provide cover to crops in order take the peaks out of the daily temperatures and
shade the crops from too much sun. The result is plants grown with far less stress which allows farmers
to improve their yields and quality.

In Devon, Jamaica, our High Tunnel structures were the only agricultural structures standing after Hurricane
Dean hit the island in 2007.  Recognizing that tropical storms are an ongoing concern for farmers in the
Caribbean countries, tunnels provide a safer investment.

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Hurricane Dean in 2007


The destruction of agricultural structures

Tunnel Tech's structure was the only agricultural
structure left standing

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Growing



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Calallo Growing

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CAN GROW - 09 Project

Watchwell - St. Elizabeth, Jamaica - Simm's Family Farms

Objective: Adapting Canadian Technology to farming in Jamaica

Overview: A multi year trial is underway to evaluate the possibilities and potential for adapting Canadian growing methods and

equipment to Jamiaca's rigourous climate.

Project Managers

  • Bill Nightingale Sr. - Canada (876) 581-7344
  • Philip Newman - Jamaica (876) 919-1970

Operations Manager & Data Trainer - Amanda Wildfong - Canada (519) 582-4424

Jamaican Contract Grower in Training - Newton Simms (876) 476-5148


Tunnel & Nursery Installation Technician/Sales - Leon Roberts - Jamaica (876) 882-7791


Technical & Training Advisors - Jamaica

Bodles Research Station Jamaica - Dr. Ainsley Archer
HEART Foundation Jamaica - Robert Green
CPGCA - Alvin Murray (876) 361-2365

Canadian Farming Trainer -  John McMahon



Site & Land Preparation

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Office Preparation

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Nursery House Installation

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Tunnel Installation

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Beginning a "Back Yard Greenhouse" - Devon



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Canadian/Jamaican Staff

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Gary Rainer, John McMahon, Jan Moe



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