Government tells farmers to use proper farming practices & technical support from its extension officers, especially in the post tropical storm Erika period. Minister of Agriculture, Johnson Drigo made that call on Monday December 21, at a handing over of agricultural inputs to the ‘Toloma Women in Action Group;’ of Delices. He said “post Erika, we are looking at doing things better. I want all our farmers to go to the extension officersin their zones, and use the knowledge within the system”.
He added, “Invite the extension officers to your farms, because everybody is presently on a rapid replanting programme. You cannot do it alone; you need the support of the extension officers of your area. Do not wait on them to come to you, go to the offices and invite them to your farms”. He said production levels must increase in every area of the agriculture sector, in the New Year.
Minister Drigo also advised that three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) had been approved to assist fishermen, who were affected by Tropical Storm Erika. “This week we will be assisting our fisher folks…Our hope is that before the week is over, we can start paying this contribution to some of these fisherfolk, to get them back into the waters,” he said.
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