Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Government ‘Working Hard’ To Improve Road Access To Farms

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet has said that his administration is  working hard to improve access to farms around the island.

Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet disclosed that the Rehabilitation of Agricultural Feeder Roads is being executed under the BAM Programme.

He observed that roads in Mighney and Derache in Soufriere, Compere in Dennery, Bois Cannon in Micoud and Morne Cayenne in Vieux Fort are being rehabilitated under the Programme.

“By improving access to farms we are helping to reduce transportation costs for farmers whilst also helping to improve our food security,” the Prime Minister stated.

The rehabilitation of agriculture feeder roads is part of a wider initiative to improve food security in Saint Lucia.

The Island last year announced plans to focus  on improving the production of 7 key fruits and vegetables whilst limiting their importation.

Other measures include strengthening the linkages between hotels and farmers.

The quest to improve food security here is being supported by the Taiwanese government.

 

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