Farmers to receive compensation after damage assessment

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:37 PM- St. George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, November 08, 2016 – GIS: The government of Grenada is currently evaluating the damage incurred by commercial farmers on the north east of the island due to excessive rains on November.

In a preliminary assessment, the Ministry of Agriculture reported that approximately forty-seven commercial farms have been affected, with cases of entire plots of vegetation being washed away.

At Tuesday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, Minister for Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries, Hon. Yolande Bain-Horsford assured that her ministry is currently conducting ground work to come up with an estimate of the damage in order to provide some form of compensation to affected farmers.

Among the crops affected were sorrel, pigeon peas, yam and soursop – all of which were targeted for the Christmas market.

Minister Horsford said, though unpleasant, farmers should seek to learn from the experience and take proactive measures against the climate change phenomenon.










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