Farmers welcome the distribution of fertilizers to enhance crop production

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A number of local farmers are already experiencing the benefits of using fertilizers that were recently distributed by the Ministry of Agriculture.

The fertilizers were donated as part of the Technical Cooperation Partnership in Agriculture between the Kingdom of Morocco and Antigua and Barbuda, implemented through projects in Integrated Management of Irrigation and Water Resources and Fertilizers for increased productivity and quality of agricultural products.

The fertilizers were distributed among farmers from the five agricultural districts, Barbuda, backyard gardeners and the agricultural stations at Cades Bay, Green Castle, Christian Valley and the Research Station.

The five agricultural districts comprised South East, North East, North West, South West and South Central.

A decision was also made by the Ministry of Agriculture to allocate a total of 100 bags to the ADC to support their current crop production plan.

The Extension Officers within the Ministry Of Agriculture facilitated the distribution of the fertilizers under the leadership of Agricultural Officer, Mr. Ika Fergus.

Long time Farmer, Mr. Glentis Goodwin, who is in the South East Agricultural District said that he is already seeing favourable results following the use of the fertilizer in the production of Cabbage.

‘I’ve seen some good results so far. This crop (cabbage) was planted on World Food Day October 16th and should be ready for the Christmas season.”

Farmers were selected based on the following criteria:

 

  1. Must be an ACTIVE farmer

 

  1. Productivity (Scale of operation)

 

  1. Propensity to produce target crops for the Ministry of Agriculture National Food Plan.

 

The shipment of fertilizers represents a further deepening of cooperation between the two countries in their quest to reinforce scientific and technical partnerships in the agricultural sector.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmmmmm

    Well Said. UPP finish. No turning back. They are looking for things to talk about. They cannot announce Their slate for the next election because NO..ONE want to associate with Them. Labour all the way. When is the next MARCH / PROTEST. I have an idea for the U P P / MOVEMENT / FAITHFUL NATIONALS . Let Us March / PROTEST beacause the U P P cannot find anyone to run in the next election.

  2. Oh no,for a small island like ours we are doomed with these quantities of fertilizers.people simply perish for the lack of knowledge.do they know the hidden dangers of chemical fertilizers?are these organic fertilizers? ..All these chemicals will end up in our water catchment when it rains and soils eroded and the run off ends up in our drinking water.no wonder cancer is so prevalent in our society today, when these brave fools are making all the decisions to poison our foods and drinks with fertilizers and pesticides. Smfh nitrates round up,monsato and the list goes on.

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