Partnership for rural development

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Technology (UTECH) on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the President's Conference Room UTECH. This MOU has cemented the support towards rural development and…

Adding Value in Agriculture Agro-Processing Incubator Project

Photo Caption: The Symbolic Opening of the St. Elizabeth Agro – Processing Incubator at Project Launch on June 22, 2017. From left, Dermon Spence, Chief Technical Director, MICAF, Jheanell Wilson, Home Economics and Social Service Officer RADA, Hon.J.C. Hutchinson, Minister…

RADA St. Thomas Open Day - An overwhelming turnout

On Friday, June 23, 2017 RADA St. Thomas staged its 19th annual Open Day at the Rudolf Elder Park, Morant Bay. It was a grand showcase of agriculture at its finest in the Parish. RADA's services and functions were also…

Tour of Farming Areas affected by Heavy Rains

Over 200 acres of agricultural lands in sections of Bog Hole, Clarendon and Douglas Castle, St. Ann have been inundated with water following recent heavy rains. This has been deemed the greatest disaster since the 1980’s which has severely affected…

Congrats to the graduates of the Farmer Field School

March 15, 2017 was memorable and significant for 78 farmers (from Westphalia, Content Gap, Penlyne Castle and Windsor Castle Communities) who participated in a graduation exercise of the Farmer Field School Water Management Project. After 13 weeks of practical and…

Success for St. Elizabeth Irish Potato Farmers

St. Elizabeth farmers have been witnessing great successes in Irish Potato Production, a first in many years for the Parish. This was reported at a Irish Potato Post – Harvest Seminar held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Nigel Wright’s…

A boost for the Banana Industry

The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMs) a programme implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through funds provided by the European Union (EU) and is aimed at combatting poverty and…
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