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President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society, JAS, Lenworth Fulton says the restructuring of individual commodity boards has stunted critical research activities in the sector. In 2018 the government amalgamated all agricultural commodity boards into the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulation Authority, JACRA.
However, addressing the Yam Farmer’s Biotechnology Workshop recently at the Northern Caribbean University, NCU, in Mandeville, the JAS president asserted that the move has negatively impacted agricultural research.
Mr. Fulton says persons will now have to turn to universities to assist them in research.
He was speaking at the Yam Farmer’s Biotechnology Workshop recently at the Northern Caribbean University, NCU, in Mandeville, Manchester.
The workshop was a collaborative effort of NCU, The University of the West Indies, State University of New York, RADA and the Scientific Research Council.
News Credit: Nation Wide Radio | Read here http://nationwideradiojm.com/jas-critical-of-re-structured-commodity-board-for-stunting-research/