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Welcome to RADA.

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture & Lands. RADA was established under the Rural Agricultural Development Authority Act of 1990, replacing the Land Authorities Act and began its operation on August 1, 1990. It is Jamaica’s chief agricultural extension and rural development agency.

 
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World Food Day 2019
22 October 2019 | 0 comments

With the focus of tackling global hunger, World Food Day is celebrated annually through the Food and Agriculture Organization to promote worldwide awareness and action for persons and nations suffering from hunger, the need to ensure food

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RADA Diaries

Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce

Grades and standards for fresh agricultural produce are considered one of the main tools for the marketing of commodities in the local and international markets due to the worldwide commercialization of agricultural produce.

Master the Basic Principles of Planting and Managing Fruit Trees

Avoid Planting trees in areas prone to flooding
Avoid planting trees on very steep slopes ( greater than 35 degrees)
Avoid soil contaminated by toxic water and in which similar type crops were affected by soil borne disease

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Post Harvest Management for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Root Crops

Post Harvest Management for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Root Crops – A Guide for Farmers

There are two main functions of Post Harvest Management:

Good agricultural practices and pesticides management.

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority sees the necessity in notifying farmers and the general public of the proper uses of pesticides. read first See below useful information that can greatly assist in the employment of good agricultural practices and pesticides management

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AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM

ABIS is an online platform developed by RADA to manage the farming information in Jamaica. The system records the Agricultural Data of all farmers.

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RADA Videos

Vernam Field, Past Present and Future

Agriviews - Careers in Agriculture

Agriviews - The importance of training

Agriviews - RADA new technologies in agriculture

Backyard Living - Being Pest-wise