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18 May
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Newport Fersan assisting Farmers during the COVID 19 pandemic

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PHOTO: Symbolic handing over of fertilizer by Dennis Valdez, Managing Director Newport Fersan (centre) to Hon.J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio, MICAF (second right), on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Also in photo from left Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State MICAF, Mr. Peter Thompson, CEO, RADA and Mr. Lenworth Fulton, President JAS (right).

08 April
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Public Private Partnerships assisting farmers to market produce

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The impact of COVID-19 has been large and wide with unprecedented disruptions in global economies, and livelihoods.

On a local level, with the downturn of the tourism and hospitality industries, early close out of the market place and other stringent measures to control this pandemic, the traditional markets for our farmers have been brutality hit. This has led to farmers having excess produce to distribute.

06 April
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COVID-19 Prevention and Control on the Farm

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Jamaica is facing an outbreak of the novel corona virus – COVID19, which causes serious respiratory disease and may be deadly especially for the elderly and those with weakened immune systems due to underlying illnesses etc. The World Health Organization has declared the global outbreak a pandemic. As you would have heard the corona virus can be fought by taking several recommended steps to prevent transmission and spread of the disease. Widespread cancellation of events to create ‘social distancing’ to reduce the rate of spread is becoming more and more prolific.

01 April
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ALEX getting boost from the Tourism Linkages Network

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A hearty commendation is extended to the Tourism Linkages Network through the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Ministry of Tourism for the donation of six laptops and six cellphones to enhance the Agri-Linkage Exchange (ALEX).

ALEX is a TEF funded project which aims to deepen the linkage between the agricultural and tourism sector through an internet and telemarketing platform and commodities exchange. The project which commenced in 2018 is supported by the Marketing Unit of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority and based at the RADA St. Andrew Parish Office,

31 January
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RADA Hanover Groundbreaking Ceremony

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January 28, 2020, is quite a significant milestone in the history of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Hanover and the farmers of the Parish. 

It symbolizes the commencement of the construction of a single storey Office (at a value of $109M) to permanently house stakeholders, extension and administrative staff and more ably provide technical extension services to the over 7400 Hanover farmers. As it relates to the stakeholders in the parish, it is the intention for there to be further strengthening of strategic alliances both locally and internationally.

23 October
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Agriculture Ministry urges beekeepers to protect honeybees during mosquito fogging

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October 22, 2019

Agriculture Ministry urges beekeepers to protect honeybees during mosquito fogging

Beekeepers are being urged to take special precautions in the management of their beehives during aerial spraying and fogging.

Chief Plant Protection Officer in the Apiculture Unit of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hugh Smith asserted that the chemical being used to eradicate mosquito is hazardous to the honey bees at all stages.

These are eggs, larvae, pre-pupae and adults.

22 October
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World Food Day 2019

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With the focus of tackling global hunger, World Food Day is celebrated annually through the Food and Agriculture Organization to promote worldwide awareness and action for persons and nations suffering from hunger, the need to ensure food security and the provision of nutritious diets for all.

On an annual basis, on October 16th, people from countries across the world come together with the commonality of purpose to highlight and declare their commitment to eradicate hunger.

02 July
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RADA St. Thomas Open Day

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The RADA Parish Open Day had its humble beginnings in the hosting of the event at its Parish Office in Morant Bay, June 1998.

Over the years the Parish Open Day has grown to become a local staple highlighting the achievements of farmers and providing the opportunity for knowledge transfer and direct stakeholder interactions.

20 June
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RADA Signs MOU with the Community and Workers Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union

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RADA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Community and Workers Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Union’s Board Room, 51 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston.

This public/private partnership will seek to open up the arena for the empowerment of local communities based on the simple yet important opportunity presented to farmers for increased channel to access finance at reasonable rates.

RADA St. Elizabeth Agrifest

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The RADA St. Elizabeth Parish Open Day dubbed Agrifest has grown significantly over the years to become the biggest agricultural showcase in the Parish. The  St. Elizabeth Agrifest which was held on Friday, May 30, 2019 at the Social Development Commission Complex, Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth provided the direct opportunity for farmers to interact with RADA and other agricultural stakeholders.

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