28 February 2018, Roseau – Representatives from 8 farming groups across Dominica, will today receive farming inputs including fertilisers and weedicides; fencing and irrigation materials and small farm tools and equipment to help restart agriculture production. These materials which have been procured under the CARDI/IICA partnership will be presented by Officer in Charge of the CARDI Dominica Unit, Dorian Etienne to representatives of these groups. The handing over ceremony will take place at the CARDI Office, Valley Road from 10 a.m.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will also receive a cheque for USD 12,000 from CARDI. This will assist in helping the Ministry to pay for some of the emergency relief supplies that were immediately required following the passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.