Tour of Farming Areas affected by Heavy Rains

Over 200 acres of agricultural lands in sections of Bog Hole, Clarendon and Douglas Castle, St. Ann have been inundated with water following recent heavy rains. This has been deemed the greatest disaster since the 1980’s which has severely affected…

Congrats to the graduates of the Farmer Field School

March 15, 2017 was memorable and significant for 78 farmers (from Westphalia, Content Gap, Penlyne Castle and Windsor Castle Communities) who participated in a graduation exercise of the Farmer Field School Water Management Project. After 13 weeks of practical and…

Success for St. Elizabeth Irish Potato Farmers

St. Elizabeth farmers have been witnessing great successes in Irish Potato Production, a first in many years for the Parish. This was reported at a Irish Potato Post – Harvest Seminar held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Nigel Wright’s…

A boost for the Banana Industry

The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMs) a programme implemented by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through funds provided by the European Union (EU) and is aimed at combatting poverty and…

Hubs for Primary Schools Breakfast Programme

The Sydney Pagon and Knockalva Agricultural Schools have both been air-marked by the Hon. J.C. Hutchinson Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to become hubs to provide produce to Primary Schools for a structured Breakfast Programme…

Yallahs Agro-Park Farmers in the Spotlight

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Minister J.C. Hutchinson, Minister Without Portfolio, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and a team from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority met with Farmers of the Yallahs Agro-Parks as they shared main concerns and…
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