Morne Prosper group of farmers benefits from JCCCP

by: - February 14, 2019
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Forty farmers in Morne Prosper are the beneficiaries of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Field School Project.

At an official handing over ceremony in the Morne Prosper Primary School 25 female and 15 male farmers of Morne Prosper received a substantial amount of tools and equipment from the Japan Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (JCCCP) and the Division of Agriculture.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday February 13th.

An investment of close to $200,000 was catered to the Field School Project.

Equipment received by the farmers include: grass cutters; water tanks; wood chippers; electronic wind blowers and; seeds to name a few.

This project was initiated three years ago by as stalled by the passage of Hurricane Maria. The aim of this project is to enable Climate Smart Agricultural Practices and to encourage the cultivation of organic agricultural produce.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Dr Reginald Thomas highlighted that Morne Prosper was chosen based on the findings from a survey and the factors contributing to the agriculture in that village,including, the fertile soil and the climate in that village.