WORK is far advanced on the development of a Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) software which is expected to better help the police apprehend praedial thieves. The application, which is being developed by a group of fellows through the entity Code for the Caribbean, is expected to be available early in the new year.
Designer in residence David Soutar said while the application will by no means eliminate praedial larceny, which is a $5 billion-a-year problem, it will certainly assist the police to verify information during stop and search operations. According to him, law enforcers will be able to send text messages to an automated system to ascertain whether agricultural produce was purchased from farmers registered with RADA and Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS). more