Mr. Glenville W. W. Hall M.Sc., B.Tech., A.Sc., Dip
Zonal Director ( West), Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
Lambs River, P.O. Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies.
Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
Zonal Director (West)
Duties: I am responsible for the planning and coordination of all Agricultural and Rural Development Projects and associated activities within the Zone; responsible for ensuring all agricultural interventions take place in a timely fashion, that all targets are met and that there is a positive correlation between expenditure and work accomplished. I also provided a channel for the free flow of information between Head Office and the Parishes and monitors staff discipline and morale. Also ensures the regular maintenance and upkeep of vehicles, offices and properties owned by RADA.
I represented Jamaica July, 2015 in Trinidad and Tobago and contributed to the development and publication of “The New Extensionist” published by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS; represented Caribbean Agricultural Extension Providers Network (CAEPNet) at the GFRAS Annual Conference in Cameroon, Africa in October 2016; the Caribbean Food Crop Society (CFCS) in Puerto Rico in July 2017 and delivered presentations on the diverse areas of the Caribbean extension systems. In July 2018 I also represented CAEPNet in Belize at the CFCS Conference and in October 2018 in Korea at the GFRAS Annual conference; and in 2019 I Chaired the Local Organizing Committee for the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) 10th Annual Meeting in Jamaica. The theme was ‘The Role of Rural Advisory Services in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management’. I am also the Vice Chairman for CAEPNet and a member of GFRAS General Assembly.
2013- 2015 Parish Agricultural Manager, St. Mary
Duties: managed extension activities and administrative processes in the parish with a view to improve agricultural production, productivity and performance; advanced and implemented projects, programmee.
2009- 2013 Plant Health/Food Safety Officer (National, East & West Zone)
Duties: working with farmers and farm groups to ensure the production of crops is at an internationally safe standard through training programme; collect, test and diagnose pest and diseases problems.
2004-2009 Agricultural Extension Officer, Westmoreland
Duties: trained and provided technical and social services to farmers, farm families, farmer groups, students, friendly societies towards improving their livelihood
College of Agriculture, Science and Education
2013-Present Part-time Lecturer
Duties: Developed, delivered and evaluated course material for the undergraduate courses: Post Harvest Technology, Plant Pathology and Entomology, Extension Methods, Plant Physiology and Integrated Pest Management
Master of Science Degree in Plant Production & Protection (2009-2011), University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica W.I.
Completed thesis on an “Investigation into the Efficacy of Different Commercial Fungicides in the Control and Management of Anthracnose on Sweet Yam (Dioscorea Alata) In the Parish of St. Andrew”
Bachelor of Technology in Agricultural Production & Food Systems Management (2006-2008), College of Agriculture Science & Education (CASE) in collaboration with Nova Scotia Agricultural College
Associate of Science Degree in General Agriculture (2003-2004), College of Agriculture Science & Education
Diploma in General Agriculture (2001-2003), College of Agriculture Science & Education
Awards and Commendation
§ Parish Agricultural Manager of the Year (2015), RADA
§ Worker of the Year (Agricultural Assistant) (1995)
§ St. Mary parish placed 5th and 3rd in RADA Parish Competition (2013 & 2015 consecutively)
§ St. Mary parish placed 1st (Rudolph Burke Trophy) and 2nd (Percy Broderick Trophy) at the Denbigh Agricultural Show 2014
§ St. Mary parish placed 2nd (Rudolph Burke Trophy & Percy Broderick Trophy) at the Denbigh Agricultural Show 2015