JIS News

Farmers in Portland are being urged to work closely with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) office in the parish, to benefit from programmes to promote agricultural development.
RADA Parish Manager for Portland, Crawford Clarke, who was addressing a community meeting held yesterday (Aug. 30) at the Fair Prospect Primary School, said that RADA was committed to working with the farmers to place Portland’s farming sector on the cutting edge of agricultural production.
He pointed out that initiatives such as tree planting, farmer registration, marketing, and the home economic and social services projects, provided opportunities for farmers to increase their earnings.
Noting that RADA was also integrally involved in school gardening projects in several educational institutions in the parish, Mr. Clarke said that the projects were specially designed to sensitise the young people about the importance of agriculture and to appreciate the financial gains, which could accrue from the sector.
The meeting was sponsored by the Priestman’s River Benevolent Society in collaboration with the Jamaica Information Service.