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In an effort to increase agricultural production and development, the Ministry of Agriculture through the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary/Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) issued a number of leases to farmers present at the ‘Government comes to you’ initiative, in Region 5.

Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder took the opportunity at today’s outreach to issue the leases to the farmers within the community.

General Manager for the MMA/ADA, Aubrey Charles indicated that 13 leases would have been issued. “In all, we have thirty-one leases which we had intended to distribute to farmers whose applications were approved by the minister of agriculture, but unfortunately, only thirteen of those persons turned up and those leases were given to them by the minister himself.”

It is expected that the lands leased will be used by the individuals to conduct agriculture activity. For some, like members of the Bath farming community, represented by Peter De LaCruz, this means being able to diversify into cash crops.

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