RADA stages workshop for farmers

[Pictured: University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona lecturer and entrepreneur, Dr K’adamawe K’nife, makes a presentation to farmers from East and West Rural St Andrew during a workshop by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Home Economics Division.]

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) hosted the first in a series of workshops for farmers, yesterday, aimed at providing the tools and information for cottage industries to transform agricultural production into formal business ventures.

The initiative, being carried out by RADA’s Home Economics Division, brought together farmers from East and West Rural St Andrew, at the Michael Manley Foundation on Hope Boulevard.

Chairman of the RADA St Andrew Advisory Board, Lloyd Benjamin, said the workshop was done in such a way as to be able to reach a wide cross section of farmers from the hilly areas of St Andrew, allowing them to receive valuable information from experts.

“We want the farming groups to transform from just a cottage industry to be commercialised. So, when you go to the supermarket, it’s supposed to look like a quality Jamaican product that is being enjoyed by the customer,” he said. Read more

Source: Jamaica Observer