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Dr. Tufton says RADA Prepared to Support Farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture is to launch a series of manuals, aimed at strengthening the role of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), in effectively providing technical support for the island’s farmers. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, made the … Continued

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RADA Gets 60 New Extension Officers

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority’s (RADA) complement of extension officers has been increased, with the addition of 60 new appointees. The number brings to 120, the complement of RADA officers, who will provide technical support services to the island’s more … Continued

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Montpelier Agricultural Show, Easter Monday

The 2009 Montpelier Agricultural and Industrial Show, staged annually at the Montpelier showground, in St. James, is scheduled for Easter Monday (April 13). The show, staged annually by the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS)/ St James Association of Branch Societies, will … Continued

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Clarendon Export Centre Opens Monday

Residents of Clarendon are to benefit from the establishment of an Export Centre and Business Information Point office, at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority’s (RADA) base on the Denbigh Show Grounds, May Pen. According to General Manager of the Centre, … Continued

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St. Thomas Residents Attend Beekeeping Workshop

More than 30 persons drawn from several communities in Eastern St. Thomas, attended a two-day beekeeping workshop on March 17 and 18, at the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) parish office, in Morant Bay. The workshop, organised by the Social … Continued

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RADA Extension Service Boosted

The extension service provided by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has been boosted with the addition of 40 extension officers over the past two weeks. Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, speaking at the National Accountability Seminar held at … Continued

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BSJ and SRC Give Passing Grade to Fertiliser

The fertiliser which was imported last year by the Government, to ease the financial burden on farmers, has been given a clean bill of health. Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Karl Samuda, told a press conference at the Ministry, … Continued

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