JIS News

The Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show has traditionally been a platform for Jamaican farmers to showcase their produce, livestock, and value added products.
It has also provided excellent opportunities for them to network, exchange ideas, collaborate with other stakeholders in the industry and air concerns plaguing the sector. Of major concern to farmers, is praedial larceny, an issue that will be prioritised at this year’s show.
In an interview with JIS News, President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant said that this year’s show would provide the opportunity for the organization to intensify and promote its praedial larceny programme and marketing initiatives.
He said that Denbigh would create the opportunity to educate more farmers and the general public about the strategies that were being undertaken by the JAS and the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to stem farm theft.
“As it relates to the praedial larceny initiative, there will be an effort to intensify the public education programme, by advising the public on exactly where we are now as it relates to the overall strategy to eradicate praedial larceny from the sector,” he noted.
Senator Grant said that farmers and patrons would be able to participate in an interactive forum that would allow for dialogue among the various groups.
“We will certainly be having information available at Denbigh to help to educate the public.so there will be interaction between farmers, the public and the police, the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), personnel from RADA and the JAS .” he pointed out. The forum which is expected to last for 1