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26 November
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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.

04 November
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HOW TO FAST-TRACK RECOVERY EFFORTS AFTER HEAVY RAINS

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.

18 May
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Digicel Foundation supporting Agricultural Projects

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

PHOTO: At the Project Signing Agro Irrigation Project for the St. Peters Vegetable and Coffee Group on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the RADA St. Andrew Parish Office, 197 Hope Road, Kingston from left Mark Harvey, Assistant Agricultural Extension Officer RADA St. Andrew, Mervin Green, RADA Zonal Director (East), Miguel Williams, Project Manager Digicel, Garfield Williams, President St. Peters Vegetable and Coffee Group and Denise Mitchell, Treasurer St. Peters Vegetable and Coffee Group.

 

02 December
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Production Incentive Programme 2019-2020 In High Gear

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

The Production Incentive Programme has been established by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and implemented through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority with the aim to increase and sustain agricultural production to meet market demand. The programme also seeks to protect the livelihood of rural farm families and positively impact national food security.

30 October
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COOPERATION PROGRAMME BETWEEN MEXICO AND JAMAICA

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

The Mexican Government through the Mexican Agency for International Development Co-operation (AMEXCID) and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has collaborated on a Technical Co-operation Project which commenced in 2017. This Project allowed for the interchange of knowledge and expertise through training. The Project focused on four main components:

1.     GIS Training

2.     Waste management on small pig farms

3.     Watershed Assessment and Soil Erosion Models

4.     Water Management component

Handing – Over Ceremony for MD2 Pineapples

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

RADA hosted the Handing-Over Ceremony for the MD2 Pineapples under the  2019-2020 Production Incentive Programme on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the RADA St. Elizabeth Parish Office, Santa Cruz.

The 2019-2020 Production Incentive Programme is valued at $280M and targets the development of nine (9) policy crops to include: yam, ginger, dasheen, hot pepper, irish potatoes, onion, strawberry, pineapples and cassava. The programme is intended to benefit over 4000 farmers directly and indirectly.

Farmers, Get Registered Now

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

Registration provides information on agricultural stakeholders (farmers, buyers, input suppliers, etc) as well as their activities and outputs in order to boost their capacity and competitiveness in agricultural. The main purpose for registering stakeholders is to establish and operate a database driven system to:

Management of Beet Armyworm

10 January
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Managing Beet Army Worm

Posted by:RADAAdmin in Crops

Spodoptera exigua, also known as the beet armyworm is a destructive pest of onion and scallion in Jamaica. Since the 1990s, agricultural production in St. Elizabeth has suffered from several major outbreaks of the beet armyworm which have increased in pest activity, frequency and severity and so threaten the progress achieved by the initiatives for improving
productivity.

Watch the video above to learn more.

Click here to download Beet Army Worm Manual