Consumers urged to brace for increased prices for some crops due to drought

Consumers are being urged to brace for increased prices for some crops, as drought conditions impact the island.

The island is facing a drought which could continue until June.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the island is experiencing a meteorological, hydrological and agricultural drought and announced a $150 million grant to aid farmers with the supply of water.

President of the Jamaica Agriculture Society Lenworth Fulton says the drought has been devastating.

He says crop and vegetable farmers have suffered the most.

He states that vegetables that are not on irrigation farms will not survive the drought.

He says prices for crops such as cabbage, callaloo, lettuce, cucumber and irish potato will increase.

In the meantime, Mr Fulton is beseeching farmers to conserve water as best as possible.


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