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JAMAICA | JAS Supports Small Farmers in Medicinal Cannabis

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 9, 2018 - The Jamaica Agricultural Society has sent a strong signal to the administration that it will not be left behind in the thrust by government to develop medicinal cannabis as a major export industry. This is the word from JAS President Lenworth Fulton who says his organisation will be fighting for the inclusion of small ganja farmers in the development of the industry.

JAMAICA | Govt Urged to Support Local Farmers to Reduce Imports

KINGSTON, Jamaica, November 8, 2018 - President of the JAS, Lenworth Fulton, has has urged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce to reduce the heavy dependence on "careless" imports, which has pushed the country's food import bill for January to July 2018 to US$501.6 million.

Fulton files $25m Suit against RADA for breach of contract

KINGSTON, August 30, 2016 - Former Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, RADA, Lenworth Fulton, has filed a claim in the Supreme Court against RADA and its Chairman Genille Attalla for wrongful termination of his contract.
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RADA Conducting Survey among Farmers to Tackle Drought

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Mr. Lenworth Fulton, says the agency is now conducting a national survey to determine the number of farmers who are interested in practising water harvesting techniques,  beyond just having a “black tank” on their farm.

RADA to Distribute 300 Water Tanks To Farmers

KINGSTON, JULY 3, 2015- The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will, over the coming weeks, continue distribution of 300 water tanks, valued at $5 million, to farmers islandwide whose cultivations have been adversely affected by the prevailing drought.
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