Farmers of the Salisbury constituency continue to greatly benefit from the World Bank project says Senator Nicholls Esprit.
The Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project is a World Bank funded project is aimed at assisting farmers and fisher folks to restore their agriculture and fishing production and systems, and adopt climate smart practices following Hurricane Maria.
During his contribution to the 2020-2021 budget debate, Senator Esprit says that over one million dollars in cash grants was given to farmers in the constituency.
“Immediately after Maria we distributed cash grants to the farmers of Dominica, and I can say here in this Honourable House, that the constituency of Salisbury got over a million dollars in cash grants from the program. The total figure was 18.9 million dollars ad one constituency, the Salisbury constituency, received in excess of a million dollars. Two hundred and nine small farmers at three thousand dollars, and sixty nine small farmers at ten thousand dollars,” Senator Esprit stated.
Senator Esprit says these benefits indicate the work the Government has been doing in agriculture.
“The program is simple. You come, you register, you show your land tenure, your land ownership, your sales; your extension officer have to verify that you are an active farmer, and then you can benefit. That is what this Government has been doing for Agriculture in this country,” Senator Esprit added.