The Advisory Division of the Research Department consists of six officers. The Chief Advisory Officer is Mr. Hugh Matthews.
a?� Mr. Leroy McIntyre – Portland
a?� Mr. Ralvin Moore – St. Thomas
a?� Ms. Lydia Tucker – St. Catherine, Clarendon
a?� Mr. Easton Fraser -Manchester, Hanover, St. James, Trelawny, St. Elizabeth
a?� Mr. Othniel Minott – St. Mary, St. Ann
The main function of the Advisory Officers is to keep the coconut growers informed of techniques in coconut farming and offer advice on site selection, land preparation, methods of planting, identification and control of weed, pest and disease fertilizer usage, methods of reaping coconuts and marketing of produce.