Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Manager Kervin Stephenson hopes a $25 million World Bank funded ‘Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods & Climate Resilience project’ will Transform the Agriculture Sector
The DLP Government hopes a $25 million Agriculture Project funded by the World Bank - ‘The Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods & Climate Resilience Project’ - will transform the Agriculture Sector in Dominica.
This project is touted as being one of the largest investments in Dominica’s agricultural sector in recent times, and is expected to restore the productive base of the farmers, fisherfolk and livestock producers, and also to restore infrastructures. That is according to Kervin Stephenson, Manager of the Project Implementation unit (PIU).
Stephenson says over the past ten months a lot of work was being done behind the scenes, and the $25 million dollars to be invested over the next 4 ½ years is a tremendous challenge as well as an opportunity, as Agriculture contributes about 18% to country’s GDP, and considering the importance of food security and rural livelihoods, it is critical to ensure that agriculture thrives in Dominica.
Kervin Stephenson, Project implementation Unit (PIU) Manager
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