The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Blue & Green Economy’s Emergency Agricultural and Climate Resilience Project (EALCRP) has begin the process of contract signing for the livestock farmers from all six remaining agricultural regions (South, Southeast, North, West, Central and East) as part of the Component A: Restoration of the Productive Base for the Recovery of the Agricultural Livelihoods.
Through this, it is expected that over 217 farmers will receive the benefit. It is to be mentioned that farmers will receive the benefits along with the materials on the basis of their assessed value and production levels before the destruction that has been caused by the Hurricane Maria for the commencement of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of their animal housing structures.
Considerably, the beneficiary packages range from EC$1,000 to a maximum of $50,000, with the total amounts allocated to this component, including for the Northeast Agricultural Region, in excess of EC$ 6 million.
It is to be mentioned that the livestock farmers previously approved will now enter into these agreements to receive materials and supplies by the end of May, 2023 for rapid commencement of works towards the complete rehabilitation of structures.
Contract signing is presently being undertaken at the DAPEX Warehouse Facility in Fond Cole from 9.00am-2.00pm on designated days and times (see schedule).
The Emergency Agriculture Livelihoods and Climate Resilience Project (EALCRP) is funded through the World Bank and implemented by the Government of Dominica to contribute to the restoration of the agricultural livelihoods and enhance climate resilience of farmers and fisherfolk affected by Hurricane Maria in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Farmers are encouraged to participate in this process to enable the completion of individual disbursements and overall execution of the project activities. Farmers who are unable to do so are asked to contact or visit the Project Implementation Unit.
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