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Farmer Training

RADA employs current methodologies such as our Farmer Field Schools and community-based formal and informal trainings for farmers island-wide


Farmer Feature: Hopeton Singh – Farmer Extraordinaire

Hopeton Singh has been a farmer by profession for over 23 years. He is one of the pioneers of hydroponics greenhouse farming in Jamaica. Mr. Singh grew up in agriculture and with farming in his bones, participated in his fathers’ legacy of successfully exporting papayas.

Noting however the need to combat climate change after suffering major losses from hurricanes and with the unfulfilled quest for arable fertile lands Mr. Singh opted for a more sustainable and efficient form of agricultural production, that is, through the use of hydroponic technology for intensive growth of cocktail tomatoes.

For Mr. Singh growing cocktail tomatoes utilizing a soilless media (with physical organic media to anchor pots) and controlling nutrient solution has allowed for exponential benefits. This hydroponics method has excluded torrential showers, reduced pests and diseases to a level that it can be managed through organic pesticides. The result include: an increase in yield of over 400%, effective nutrient use, and 1/10 of water being used when compared to traditional farming.


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Successful Yields in Watermelon

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We are excited to have collaborated with our stakeholders on RADA's Watermelon Demonstration Plots Initiative. Through good agricultural practices, technical advice and monitoring, Ms. Ebanks achieved a successful yield.

Through good agricultural practices, technical advice and monitoring, Ms. Ebanks achieved a successful yield of Watermelons.



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