Grenada: Applications open for farm labour support programme, know full details

The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives inform all registered farmers that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Farm Labour Support Programme.

Grenada: Applications open for farm labour support programme, know full details
Grenada: Applications open for farm labour support programme, know full details

Grenada: The Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Fisheries and Cooperatives inform all registered farmers that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Farm Labour Support Programme.

The programme, which will be administered through the District Extension Offices, comprises:
1. Support for the establishment and rehabilitation of tree crops, (cocoa, nutmeg, soursop, coconut)
2. Establishment of roots and staple crops (vegetables, roots & tubers);
3. Expansion of livestock and protective culture production (vegetables, seedlings,
horticulture).

All interested registered farmers are encouraged to complete their application form online, which can be found on the Ministry’s Facebook and other social media pages. Farmers who do not have internet access or who are having difficulty accessing the online document can visit their District Extension.

Offices for assistance in completing the application process, which runs until Friday August 26, 2022.

District Extension Offices are located at:
 Grenville – St. Andrew 442-7249
 Plains – St. Patrick 442-9416
 Black Bay – St. John 440-9049
 La Sagesse, St. David – 440-4862

All Cocoa and Nutmeg Farmers are encouraged to contact their respective organisations in order to benefit from assistance under the Farm Labour Programme.
Those who are interested in working as Contractors or labourers under the farm labour programme should immediately contact their District Extension Offices to submit their names, addresses and contact information.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transportation of Grenada recommenced the Government’s debushing programme on Monday, August 22, 2022, ahead of the peak period of the Atlantic hurricane season.

The debushing programme seeks to clear overhanging branches, drains and roadways to mitigate incidents of flooding and other damage that may result from heavy rainfall.

This year, the programme will be implemented in two phases; from August 22 to September 16, 2022, and from November 14 to December 9, 2022. A total of 2,872 persons were employed to assist the Government in this process.

The government of Grenada encouraged the public to do its part to trim overhanging trees and clear drains on or near the property as we prepare for this period of heightened precipitation and storm activity.