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25 May


Posted by:RADAAdmin in News

The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries was a title sponsors of the 2023 edition of the RJR Cross Country Invasion.  This saw different agencies of the Ministry participating at various town centres across the island.

18 May

Celebrating Farmers Month: RADA Hosts Farmers Appreciation Day

Posted by:RADAAdmin in News

In recognition of the vital role played by farmers in the agricultural sector and their commendable resilience in the face of challenges, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) organized a Farmers Appreciation Day on the grounds of the RADA St. Andrew Parish Office on April 25, 2023. The event was held as part of the celebration of Farmers Month, aimed to honour and acknowledge the significant contributions of farmers while providing them with well-deserved support.

20 December

Official Opening of the RADA Hanover Parish Building

Posted by:RADAAdmin in News

December 14, 2022 was quite a monumental occasion of RADA as key stakeholders witness the Official Opening of the New RADA Hanover Parish Office Building. This was indeed long awaited and most appreciated and valued by the Office Staff and Farmers of the Parish.

The original Parish Office was an old, dilapidated building that was demolished in 2017. The Office was then moved to a temporary operating site on the outskirts of the town of Lucea.

20 December

RADA is now ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is proud to have received the ISO 9001:2015 certification from the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) following the successful completion of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audits.


With the objective of implementing an effective and robust ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) in RADA, this new form of management tool will assist the organization to improve efficiencies within key areas of its operations.


Congratulations Bevene Martin Dickenson - Distinguished Woman in Agriculture

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Mrs. Bevene Martin – Dickenson, was among nine distinguished women in agriculture who were awarded by the Agriculturalist at a prestigious event at the Medallion Hall, Kingston on April 22, 20222.  The illustrious women who were awarded (in the varied fields of Agriculture) include:

Dr. Gabrielle Young

Mrs. Olive Downer- Walsh

Mrs. Donna Marie McPherson

Ms. Kateisha Allen

Ms. Merlyn McDuffie

Ms. Tanika Oconnor Dennie

Mrs. Doreen Brown – Lawson

Mrs. Jannett Pullen

Model Agricultural Production Limited – Mother Farm, poised for export expansion

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A team from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOAF), Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), National Irrigation Commission (NIC), input suppliers and others led by Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries had a farm visit to Model Agricultural Production Limited (MAP) on Tuesday, June 2, 2021 at Innswood, St. Catherine. The team witnessed the outstanding efforts made through the utilization of technology and experimentation to increase onion and pumpkin production (among others) on a large scale.

26 November

RADA Supporting the ‘Eat Jamaican’ Campaign 2020

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Climate, Crops, Livestock, News

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) continues to support the Eat Jamaican Month Celebration, on this the 17th anniversary of the event organized by the Jamaica Agricultural Society in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF).                     

The essence of the ‘Eat Jamaican’ Campaign was borne out of the need to encourage consumers to recognize, support and to have a greater appreciation for the range and quality of Jamaica’s Agricultural produce and products.

11 November

Tips for Protecting Crops from Heavy Rains

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Climate, News

Imagine hitting the ground going 20 miles per hour. Well, according to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach article “Reduce Potential Soil Erosion in the Spring,” this is the speed of a raindrop in a normal rainfall.

  • When the raindrop hits the ground it will splash soil particles from 3 to 5 feet.
    • This action breaks up soil aggregates, clogs soil pores reducing infiltration and increasing runoff of both water and the soil it is carrying.


04 November


Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops, Livestock, News

Based on preliminary assessment undertaken by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) of the damage to domestic crop and livestock production (October 2020), it was estimated that over 11,000 farmers suffered losses at a value of approximately $1.8B. Below is a list of recommendations to farmers who are able to commence the recovery efforts in the shortest possible time.