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RADA to Build Capacity in 2015

The strategic direction of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) for 2015 will be capacity building of its staff and realigning the agency to become more technical in its operations; improve crop and livestock production; and encourage new entrants to the sector, with greater focus on women and youth.
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RADA Officers to be Trained in Greenhouse Production

KINGSTON, January 20, 2015- As the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) positions itself to expand the island’s agricultural productive capacity, 26 of its extension officers will be sent for training in greenhouse production techniques beginning in February.

Lessons from Jamaica’s Billion-Dollar Drought

MORANT BAY, Jamaica, Nov 24 2014 (IPS) - As Jamaica struggles under the burden of an ongoing drought, experts say ensuring food security for the most vulnerable groups in society is becoming one of the leading challenges posed by climate change.

Kellier appointed Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security

KINGSTON, Jamaica, October 7, 2014 - Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has announced the appointment of the Hon. Derrick Kellier as Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security with immediate effect.The appointment gives Minister Kellier permanent portfolio responsibility for Agriculture and Fisheries in addition to his responsibility for Labour and Social Security.
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