Farmers in the Northeast took to the streets last weekend in a bid to obtain sale for their produce and while they say it is a result of lack of markets, PM Skerrit says it has to do with the quality of the produce.
Addressing the Official registration ceremony of the Belles Farmers Cooperative Thursday, PM Roosevelt Skerrit says the Ministry of Agriculture cannot be held responsible for the quality of produce.
He claims that the bananas presented by the Farmers at Melville Hall last week were affected by the Yellow and Black Sigatoka disease.
Mr. Skerrit says this is as a result of the Farmers not taking proper care of their farms.
He says further that despite the assistance from the Government some of the farmers have been uncooperative in managing the Black Sigatoka disease.
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