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Goat Farmers Attend Seminar in Mandeville

Goat farmers in Manchester were sensitised about all aspects of goat rearing at a seminar, organised by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), at its offices in Mandeville, Manchester on June 16. The farmers were provided with information on areas … Continued


RADA Projects Increase Farm Yields in St. Ann

Manager of the St. Ann branch of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Pedro Worghs, has reported high yields from the production and productivity programme for farmers in the parish. “This programme involves a number of selected crops, namely, Irish … Continued


SCJ Starts Paying Off Former Employees

The Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) began paying off its former employees, on Tuesday (June 16), as a prelude to the divestment of the factories and fulfilling a commitment made last year by the Government. A release from the SCJ … Continued


Farmers Conference Scheduled For June 25

Approximately 7,000 farmers from across Jamaica are being targeted for a one-day marketing conference at the Trelawny multi-purpose stadium on Thursday (June 25). The conference is being organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Rural Agricultural Development … Continued


RADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Zonal Director, Bernard Goffe, has commended the St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), for moving agriculture and rural development forward. Mr. Goffe was speaking on behalf of RADA’s Chief Executive Officer, Al … Continued


Government Sugar Workers to be Paid off Tuesday

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has announced that workers employed by the five Government-owned sugar factories will receive redundancy payments starting Tuesday (June 16). Dr. Tufton made the announcement at a meeting this morning with representatives … Continued


JAS to Raise the Bar at Denbigh 2009

The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) says it will be raising the bar this year at the annual Denbigh Agricultural Show. According to JAS President, Senator Norman Grant, this year, “many new attractions will be showcased, agribusiness investment will be highlighted … Continued


Farmers to Benefit from Cheaper Tractor Service

Come June 16, farmers across the island will be able to lease tractor services from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) as the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries moves to increase productivity in the agricultural sector. The initiative, which comes … Continued


Mile Gully Marketing Group Stages Farmers’ Day

The Mile Gully Producers Marketing Organisation (PMO) in Manchester on Friday (May 29) staged a farmers’ market day to sell and promote the produce of farmers associated with the group. President of the group, Olive Johnson, told JIS News that … Continued

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