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