Agriculture Minister says farmers are producing in wake of Hurricane Maria

Dominica’s agriculture sector received a blow from Hurricane Maria (Photo via Dominica News Online)
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Agriculture Minister, Reginald Austrie, has said that eight months after the passage of Hurricane Maria, farmers are playing their part and feeding the nation and rebuilding Dominica after Hurricane Maria.

He spoke at a signing ceremony of US$65-million between the Government of Dominica and the World Bank for climate resilient projects on Thursday morning.

“Recent statistic shows that eight months after the passage of the most devastating hurricane recorded in modern history, the farmers of this country continue to demonstrate their resilience and their commitment to the task feeding the nation and rebuilding back our beloved country,” he said.

He stated that other than fresh fruits and vegetable farmers market at various supermarket, the records show that after Maria, a large number of other crops have been planted or replanted.

Read more at: Dominica News Online

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