KINGSTON, Jamaica; December 17, 2018: The Tourism Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) pilot project has assisted 400 local farmers with the marketing of approximately 360,000 kg of agricultural produce valued at over $39 million.
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.
The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed pressing boosting agricultural production and capturing a fair share of the export market for fresh produce.
Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier has called on farmers to be registered with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), as the data is necessary in the planning of the overall food security of the country.
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.
Farmers from drought affected areas of St. Mary are to benefit from a $3 million mitigation programme to help with the recovery of their crops. The programme, which takes immediate effect, was announced by Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier, following a tour of the worst affected areas of the parish.
The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), is using its 25th anniversary celebrations across the island to equip farmers with skills to deal with climate change, and will showcase this thrust at the 2015 Denbigh Agricultural Show, in May Pen, Clarendon.
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.