What is JOAM?
The Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM) is a non-governmental organization and is a registered limited liability company that is managed by a seven-person Board of Directors.
JOAM was established in May 2001 after the demise of the previously established JOGA; Jamaica Organic Growers Association. Since its establishment in 2001, JOAM has been managed by four chairpersons, Dr. Joseph Lindsay, Dr. Dwight Robinson, Raymond Martin and currently Dorienne Rowan Campbell, who is now serving the first year of her term.
The main activities of JOAM include lobbying and assisting in the development of a local organic agriculture industry. The work is monitored and carried out by the executive body and by members of regional groups that are situated throughout the island.
Individuals may participate by taking part in the activities in the region, which is assigned according to parishes
Why Join JOAM
The Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement has been committed to facilitate the development of a sustainable and economically viable organic agriculture sector in Jamaica while maintaining organic integrity, promoting health and environmental consciousness, and social responsibility for the last four years.
- Quarterly newsletters which captures the latest news and developments in the local organic sector
- Discounts on all JOAM publications and services
- Opportunities to showcase and market produce
- On farm meetings to discuss organic agriculture techniques such as soil conservation, nutrition management and pest management
- Opportunities to participate in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle and protection of the environment