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Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project progressing

Work is progressing under the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project in St. Elizabeth with four out of six wells to be constructed, already developed. 
 
Minister of Agriculture Audley Shaw says the project is being funded by the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund to the tune of £35 million.
 
It forms part of plans by the government to develop drip irrigation systems for farmers.
 
The Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project aims to reduce the water-related challenges being faced by more than 700 farmers in the Essex Valley area.
 
It will provide improved irrigation systems on approximately 700 hectares of land and will include the development of a climate-resilient off-farm irrigation system consisting of the six irrigation wells and restoration of approximately 30 kilometres of farm/community roads.


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