Feb 6, 2013

EU donates $13.5 million to Sandy Banana Growers

The EU has provided $13.5 million to banana growers who were hit by Hurricane Sandy.

The funds will go towards the purchasing of fertilisers and insecticides.

Some 1,000 farmers are expected to benefit.

Farmers in the eastern parishes of St. Mary, Portland and St. Thomas saw extensive damage to their 
farms, following the passage of Hurricane Sandy last October.

The project which is funded through the European Union Banana Support Program is being overseen by RADA, the Banana Board and the All Island Banana Growers Association.

Source:  go-jamaica.com