About Us

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 Jamaica Organic Growers Association (JOGA). Since its inception, JOAM has been managed by five chairpersons, Dr. Joseph Lindsay, Dr. Dwight Robinson, Mr. Raymond Martin, Ms Dorienne Rowan Campbell and Ms Debra Boyle, who is  currently serving the first year of her term.

The main activities of JOAM include lobbying on behalf of, and assisting in the development of Jamaica’s local organic agriculture industry. The work of the organisation  is monitored and carried out by the executive body and  members of regional groups that are located across the island.

Individual s may participate by taking part in the activities in the region, which is assigned according to parishes