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Look to agriculture

Published:Wednesday | January 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Agriculture is the main sector that can create more employment and drive growth in the economy at this time.

Agriculture must be the sector to fully feed the economy and stop the dependence on food from overseas, so there needs to be additional support for farmers in their quest to get more capital.

The police must also provide more support to farmers when they encounter theft.

A lot of young people are interested in agriculture but they are afraid that when they plant, others will reap. This has to stop. Other organisations, like the Church, should also get involved in farming to help the country move forward.

This is 2015. Let us get serous about developing agriculture in our island home.

Robert Lewars

slewars72@yahoo.com