Japan Funds Project to Help Farmers in Grenada’s Carriacou, Petite Martinique

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Japan’s government is funding a World Bank project to help farmers in Grenada’s islands of Petite Martinique and Carriacou.

The project seeks to help local farmers cope with fluctuations in weather, the global financial crisis and food shortage.

According to Rawle Charles, farmers in Petite Martinique and Carriacou will be given assistance in three areas: harvesting and storing rain water for livestock, the improvement of pastures and fencing.

The water aspect of the project began with the construction of a Ferro cement water tank on the property of local farmer Adella Joseph.

Benson Patrice, the head of Grenada’s Agriculture Division, the intervention will aid in the “positive development of agriculture” on the island.