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Welcome to RADA.

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands. RADA was established under the Rural Agricultural Development Authority Act of 1990, replacing the Land Authorities Act and began its operation on August 1, 1990. It is Jamaica’s chief agricultural extension and rural development agency.

 
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RADA Diaries

Panama Disease Race 4

Caused by a lethal soilborne fungal pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.cubense

Pathogen categorised into 4 races based on the cultivar they attack.

Safe Crop Protection Options: Integrated Crop Management/Integrated Pest Management

Pesticides have become a big part of agriculture in Jamaica amidst the many challenges that face the sector. Farmers contend with pest pressures influenced not only by perpetuating the pesticide treadmill but also due to the impacts of other factors such climate change.

Tropical Race 4 (TR4)

Tropical Race 4 (TR4) is caused by the soil-borne fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. It is considered to be the most destructive disease of banana in modern times. Primary hosts of TR4 include bananas, plantains, and Heliconia plants.

How to manage bush fires

Every year, many areas of Jamaica experience drought conditions. These sometimes last for long periods, causing large areas of vegetation to become very dry.

Ensuring improved quality and competitiveness

Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce are considered among the main tools for the marketing of commodities in the local and international markets due to worldwide commercialisation of agricultural produce.

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AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM

ABIS is an online platform developed by RADA to manage the farming information in Jamaica. The system records the Agricultural Data of all farmers.

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RADA Videos

Vernam Field, Past Present and Future

Agriviews - Careers in Agriculture

Agriviews - The importance of training

Agriviews - RADA new technologies in agriculture

Backyard Living - Being Pest-wise