Almost 4,000 farmers in Dominica hit hard by Hurricane Maria will benefit under the an emergency grant scheme, the government has announced.
A senior minister signed with the Dominica Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank at the end of last week, which will be administering the Agricultural Emergency Response Grant to the farmers on the behalf of the government.
EC$10,000 will each go to 900 commercial farmers, while 3,032 others will receive EC$3,000 each from the World Bank-funded programme.
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo, described the grant as a “short-term mobilisation response to the negative impact of Hurricane Maria to the farming community.”
“Farmers and fishers may have a ready source of funds to be used for the restoration of crops and livestock production and fishing operation.”