What can be done to improve agriculture in your area?
Errol Hamilton, St Elizabeth
I want to see them build up some juice factories as the fruits spoil easily and we are losing a lot of money from the spoilage. Juice factories will allow us more outlets to process the fruits and have them sent off abroad to a wider marketplace. So build more juice factories is what I say.
Sonia Gayle, St Elizabeth
I plant yam and banana and I suffer a lot from praedial larcency, so I need RADA to pay more attention to that. Also, whenever we have stormy weather, I lose my banana plants and there is no one to offer any assistance for replanting. RADA needs to come around and help us affected farmers whenever bad weather causes us to lose our crops.
Denzel Issacs, St Elizabeth
We get no support from RADA. We need them to come around and help us because we need help. They need to look at how they can assist us with seeds and fertilisers to help us with our replanting efforts because sometimes we lose crops and do not recover any seeds.
Baldia Martin, Westmoreland
Seeds and fertilisers are too expensive for the farmers. Right now, a pack of cabbage seeds costs over $5,000 and sometimes we don't even get back the amount of money we spend. We are getting no farming help in our area of Leamington. RADA does not come here, and even when we go to meetings and request them to visit us, they still do not.
Presley Brooks, Westmoreland
We don't have sufficient market for our produce, so we really need assistance with that here in Leamington. As for RADA, we need better assistance from them. Right now we are getting no assistance and we need help. We need seeds and financial subsidies to help us continue our farming.