Banana Farmers across the country have begun receiving Fertilizer from the Ministry of Agriculture, as part of the Banana Accompanying Measures, or BAM Project.
The distribution process was preceded by a short ceremony held at the La Croix Palletization Plant on Wednesday 21st.
Koroma Browne, Head of the Banana Services Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture, gave a brief overview of the project and stated that in 2013 the government deemed it important that some of the monies from the European Union needed to be re-invested into the Banana production.
Mr. Browne said that over the years our soils have deteriorated and we currently have a lot of soils that are acidic. He noted that all Banana Farmers would be given fertilizer, to improve production.
Meanwhile, Saboto Ceasar, Minister of Agriculture said there will be a repositioning of personnel in the Banana Services Unit, to ensure that the Ministry is equipped to lead the process of re-building the Banana Industry.
Ceasar also appealed to Banana Farmers to work with the Ministry to reduce the spread of Black Sigatoka. He said that they need a concerted effort, a union between the work of the farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture.
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