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How has the drought affected you?

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2015 | 5:00 AM
Herma McKenzie
Errol Cole
Andrew Moore
Alwin Hall
Lincoln Facey
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How has the drought affected you?

With the country wilting under the pressure of the drought, farmers across the country were asked that question. This is how some of them responded:

Lincoln Facey

It is same like last year, no different. We depend on the rainfall so it is hard for us now. We losing crops because of lack of water. Whosoever doesn't irrigate losing their crops; everything you put in you losing!

Herma McKenzie

Di drought bad, man, it bad, bad, bad. Right now, mi have some cabbage and carrot deh weh mi waa reap an cyaa reap. Di drought terrible, man. Mi plant yam, banana, sweet potatoes and other things. Even di other day mi plant some tomatoes and dem dry up. There is nothing we can do, 'cause we not getting any rain fi water di crops. So wen dem dry up, we affi jus try again.

Errol Cole

Long time I don't visit my ground, 'cause everything dead. Mi fraid a mi grung. Di banana dem neck bruk and di cassava leaf dem burn off. Di drought bad, man, it really affect di crop dem. Drought mek mi fraid a farming. A waa lef it, but I have nothing else to do.

Alwin Hall

The drought wicked, man. I have some hot peppers and some nice tomatoes, but everything a burn up, everything! My friend who plants yam say all fi him crop a burn up to.

Andrew Moore

I have some corns and they're basically drying up now. I have goats that are not doing well under the heat either; there is little to no water. The grass is dry so they aren't feeding properly and the limited shade may even cause their death... we need rain.