RADA CEO Urges Farmers To Register With ABIS AgricultureDecember 30, 2014Written by: Chris Patterson RelatedFarmers Urged To Increase Production to Supply Bethel Town Sorrel Plant FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedGovt Looking to Use Mined-Out Lands for Bamboo Cultivation Story HighlightsChief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is encouraging more of the island’s farmers to register with the Government’s Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS).ABIS is a web-based information programme developed by RADA, which provides information on crops, livestock, and agricultural production, markets and stakeholders, to support the business of agriculture.It provides data to boost the capacity and competitiveness of stakeholders, and better measurement of capacity and performance to Government, agro-processors, food retailers, restaurateurs, and the consuming public. RelatedLocal Bamboo Ketchup Now Available Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, is encouraging more of the island’s farmers to register with the Government’s Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS).ABIS is a web-based information programme developed by RADA, which provides information on crops, livestock, and agricultural production, markets and stakeholders, to support the business of agriculture.It provides data to boost the capacity and competitiveness of stakeholders, and better measurement of capacity and performance to Government, agro-processors, food retailers, restaurateurs, and the consuming public.Making the appeal during a recent interview with JIS News, Mr. Fulton informed that a total of 170,513 farmers have registered with ABIS, adding that it has been doing “very well” since its implementation.“It will be the major tool that the police will use to fight praedial larceny. We will meet with the police hierarchy very soon to determine how the police will use this database to question people who are transporting agricultural produce, because it will have all the data (needed),” he said.Mr. Fulton noted that through ABIS, RADA is able to “reach” the farmers and provide vital information regarding best practices, among other things. “For us, it is a tool that we would have to reach you, and you would be in the database where we know where you are and what crop you are growing,” he added.The CEO urged farmers to visit their RADA parish office for more details on how to become registered.Additionally, he said that from ABIS, a tracker has been developed to identify the most important crops, “so that in real time, any marketer can go on the system and get those farmers…and offer them a price for what they have; so it is another marketing tool and another protective tool.”Mr. Fulton said based on figures from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), a total of 220,000 farmers are in the island. Advertisements
Chris Donkin Previous ArticleMobile Mix: Scaling summits in Switzerland and SpainNext ArticleVodafone looks to the sky with flying taxi partnership AT&T opened discussions with activist investor Elliott Management on demands for the operator to make sweeping changes to its business, The Wall Street Journal reported.The newspaper’s sources stated the companies are assessing a series of requests made in a scathing letter criticising AT&T’s performance and future strategy, made public by the shareholder in September.In the letter Elliott Management slammed the operator’s acquisition strategy, including its big money purchases of content assets such as Time Warner, and demanded a range of changes it said need to be made at the operator to improve its financial and operational performance.Among these are cost cutting measures, moving away from further acquisitions, divesting non-core assets and changing the management structure at the helm of the company.In the weeks following Elliott’s public criticism of the company, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson defended its media buys but conceded some of the investor’s points would be “looked at”.The proposals have also been slammed by union Communication Workers of America, which called the move a “predatory approach” that would cost more than 30,000 jobs for short-term shareholder gain.Elliott Management’s attempts to force change at AT&T follows the company’s public row with Vivendi over control of Telecom Italia, which appears to be finally subsiding after a period of management and board changes at the operator. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 OCT 2019 Home AT&T in talks to diffuse shareholder row Amazon reels in MGM US chip funding tipped to top $150B Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more AT&TElliott Management Author Tags Related
Nancy Opel is set to star in the new musical comedy Curvy Widow off-Broadway. With a book by Bobby Goldman and a score by Drew Brody, the show is directed by Peter Flynn. Curvy Widow will begin performances at the Westside Theatre on July 20 and officially open on August 3. The cast also features Andrea Bianchi, Aisha de Haas, Elizabeth Ward Land, Ken Land, Alan Muraoka and Chris Shyer. Following a popular premiere at North Carolina Stage Company, the show is playing a limited engagement at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse through May 21. Opel originated the lead role at NCSC and is currently headlining the GSP engagement. She received a Tony Award nomination in 2002 for her performance in Urinetown. Her other Broadway credits include Honeymoon in Vegas, Beautiful, Cinderella, Memphis, Fiddler on the Roof, Ring Round the Moon, Triumph of Love, Getting Away with Murder, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice, Anything Goes and Evita.Based on a true story, Curvy Widow follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something whose adventures inspire laughter and reveal truths about life, love and sex. From surviving hilarious first dates to her intimate rendezvous, this widow navigates her way through it all with humor and perseverance. Featuring a brilliant cast of best friends, a dead husband and a myriad of potential suitors, Curvy learns what it means to start life over in the modern age.The production will feature scenic design by Rob Bissinger, costume design by Brian Hemesath, lighting design by Matthew Richards and sound design by Ryan Rumery and M. Florian Staab. Andrew Sotomayor serves as musical director with orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Wayne Barker.Get a first look at Curvy Widow below! View Comments Nancy Opel(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Related Shows Curvy Widow Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 5, 2017
Hideki Matsuyama Hideki Matsuyama lines up a putt at the Fukushima Open on Sunday. | KYODO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 NISHIGO, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – U.S. tour regular Hideki Matsuyama gave his fans something to cheer about on Sunday with 10 birdies, but still finished the Fukushima Open six strokes off the pace.On a day with low scores to be had, Matsuyama bogeyed two of his first three holes but birdied 10 of his last 15 for an 8-under-par 64 that left him tied for ninth at 18-under-par 270. Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng was even better, however, finishing with nine birdies in a bogey-free round to finish at 264. RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS “I don’t recall having 10 birdies in a round,” said the 23-year-old Matsuyama who appeared out of sorts since arriving back in Japan following the British Open’s delayed Monday finish. “Compared to the previous three days, this was the easiest.“This is a course with a birdie available on every hole, and I think that’s how it played,” said Matsuyama, a graduate of Sendai’s Tohoku Fukushi University, who made a special effort to play in Tohoku’s lone tournament.