Thursday, February 21, 2013

Community news: Hydroponic farmers to get government support

Ministers Jairam Seemungal and Ramona Ramdial recently visited Ronald Dipsingh's hydroponic farm as part of a tour to see the development taking place in the agriculture and food production sectors in the Couva North constituency.

Ramdial is the MP for the area and Seemungal is a minister in the food production ministry.

Dipsingh grows Iceberg lettuce on one lot of land in Orangefield. He is one of two farmers in Trinidad engaged in this aspect of food production.
Seemungal promised to provide additional land for Dipsingh to expand his food production operations. 

The minsters also visited abandoned Tilapia farms in Brickfield to determine if it's possible to revive aquaculture in the area.

Ramdial said, "We are seeking to assist small farmers with all resources from financing to marketing in order to push forward the goal of self-sufficiency and cutting the nation’s food import bill."

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