From its humble beginnings in 1952, the Hague Show has been a significant feature for show-goers as the event to showcase Agriculture crops & Livestock.
It is interesting to note that in the late 1960’s to 1970’s the Hague Show came to be acknowledged as the biggest and best Cattle Show in not only Jamaica but throughout the Caribbean and Central America. It was the trading ground for cattle breeders.
For this year, the Hague Agricultural Show not only gave the farmers of Trelawny an opportunity to showcase their produce, and provide agriculturally related stakeholders with a forum for the exchange of information on improved production techniques and innovations in agriculture.
The RADA booth featured an impressive array of value added produce from the RADA Twickenham bammies, samplings of potato pudding and the sweet potato and pineapple punch (among others) from the Home Economics and Social Services Division, while focus was also placed on a plant doctor clinic display, and post harvesting and marketing techniques.
During the Keynote Address at Hague 2018, Minister Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries highlighted the resilience of farmers in producing despite the recent torrential rains and urged RADA to work alongside the Jamaica Agricultural Society in the organization of parish shows and the upcoming Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.