Fonds MS-14-67 - Jamaican Agricultural Society fonds

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Jamaican Agricultural Society fonds

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  • 1957-1987 (Creation)

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1 bankers' box, 2 books

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Custodial history

Records were donated by the Jamaican Agricultural Society to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College via Centre for the International Development, date unknown (accession number A2020-001). Another donation, donor unknown, occurred in 1992 (accession number A1992-002).

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Fonds consists of records created and collected by the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Records include publications, program outlines, meeting descriptions, serials, and booklets. Materials are related to JAS operations, bylaws, finances, proceedings of seminars, the history of agriculture in Jamaica, and development of better agricultural practices.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) formed in 1895 under the instruction of the then Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Henry Blake to stimulate interest of all categories of farmers in the island in agricultural pursuits, and to establish a forum where all farmers could meet, discuss their problems to initiate plans, elect officers and to do all other things necessary for the welfare of the farming community. It is the oldest most deeply rooted organization in rural agricultural development in the Caribbean. In 1941, the JAS was incorporated as a private voluntary organization. Presently, the JAS is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and serves as an umbrella organization consisting of varied affiliated commodity boards and associations to include: Jamaica Citrus Growers Association, Pimento Growers Association, Cocoa Industry Board, All Island Cane Farmers Association, Coconut Industry Board, All Island Banana Growers Association, Coffee Industry Board, Jamaica Livestock Association, Ministry of Agriculture Export Division and Sugar Industry Board.

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