Hubs for Primary Schools Breakfast Programme

Featured Principal Davia Robinson - Ramgeet and Chairman Calvin G Brown, Wynter McIntoch, Farm Manager Knockalva Agricultural School showing Minister Hutchinson impressive irish potato production at field tour on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Also in attendance, Winston Simpson, Principal Director Field Services RADA (centre) and Collin Henry, Parish Manager RADA Hanover (far right) Principal Davia Robinson - Ramgeet and Chairman Calvin G Brown, Wynter McIntoch, Farm Manager Knockalva Agricultural School showing Minister Hutchinson impressive irish potato production at field tour on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Also in attendance, Winston Simpson, Principal Director Field Services RADA (centre) and Collin Henry, Parish Manager RADA Hanover (far right)
The Sydney Pagon and Knockalva Agricultural Schools have both been air-marked by the Hon. J.C. Hutchinson Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to become hubs to provide produce to Primary Schools for a structured Breakfast Programme in these schools.

Minister Hutchinson purported that with over 30% of the nation’s children attending school without breakfast there is a clear need to provide the much needed nutritional support to aid in students’ cognitive development.  It is also the vision for a direct link to the National School Garden Programme that would provide some of the produce needed for the Breakfast Programme and stimulate the interest of youths at an early age to appreciate and participate in agriculture.


RADA is one of the key stakeholders along with the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, the Dairy Development Board and the Ministry of Education and other private sector entities selected for the Programme’s implementation.

A pledge was given by Minister Hutchinson to assist Sydney Pagon through partnership with Algix Jamaica Limited to develop four fish ponds for tilapia production among other undertakings and Knockalva Agricultural School will receive assistance through the Jamaica Dairy Development Board to enhance dairy and milk production.



With a shared vision to transform the educational landscape in agriculture all parties involved are keenly looking forward to the Programmes’ activation.
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