Address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6
Telephone: (876) 977-1158-62
Fax: 876) 970-4660; 927-1592
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The mission of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is to promote agricultural production as the main engine of growth in Rural Communities; provide or ensure the provision of technical marketing, financial and infrastructural facilities and provide the social services required for the improvement of the quality of life of farm families.

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  1. To provide a technical extension advisory service primarily to farmers in rural Jamaica in an effort to increase production and productivity.

  2. To train and develop extension personnel at all levels through in service training programmes, geared towards improving their efficiency.

  3. To administer farmer training programmes, thereby rendering farmers more knowledgeable and capable.

  4. To catalyze agricultural credit and inputs for small farmers.

  5. To assist small farmers and intermediaries in organizing co-operative marketing ventures and to disseminate timely marketing information to farmers.

  6. To co-operate with agencies involved in the development of rural infra-structure with a view to improving the quality of life in rural communities.

  7. To develop and operate rural agricultural service centers at strategic locations, thereby bringing service closer to farmers.

  8. To be the implementing agency for selected projects that impact on the farming biological environment (e.g. water-shed development projects, hillside agriculture etc.)

  9. To liaise with the agricultural research organizations with a view to providing the technology delivery link to rural farmers.

  10. To provide a channel for the free flow of inputs from farmers upwards, and for the implementation of policy decisions taken by the policy makers.

Parish Agricultural Manager

Over 100,000 already registered.

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
Government of Jamaica