Saturday 30 May, 2020

H&L Agro hands over $2m in agricultural inputs to help farmers

Olive Downer Walsh, Deputy CEO, Hardware & Lumber (right) and Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries inspect seeds that are part of H&L Agro’s donation of $2 million in agricultural supplies that will be distributed to farmers by the ministry.

Olive Downer Walsh, Deputy CEO, Hardware & Lumber (right) and Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries inspect seeds that are part of H&L Agro’s donation of $2 million in agricultural supplies that will be distributed to farmers by the ministry.

Following on the pledge to support the Government’s recovery programme for farmers affected by the COVID-19 fallout, H&L Agro on Thursday donated $2 million in agricultural inputs to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

 

The donation completes the company’s $10 million relief package, which also included product discounts of up to 30% for all farmers during April and May.

 

On accepting the donation, Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries said, “The support offered by H&L Agro is consistent with the Government’s commitment to restoring the livelihood of farmers in their communities and helping to restore Jamaica’s food security.

 

“There is a need for farmers to ramp up local production to serve local markets and the support from H&L Agro is a signal that we will get up and keep on going,” said Shaw.

 

The donation includes fertilizers, pesticides and seeds all selected to give small farmers a jump start towards regularizing production, following the restriction of movement and closure of markets across the island.

 

 Farmers should begin reaping crops as early as 70 days from transplanting seedlings “Our mission is to support farmers across Jamaica,” said Olive Downer Walsh, Deputy CEO, Hardware & Lumber, the parent company for H&L Agro.

 

“We are going further than just donating supplies; the farmers can also count on our technical expertise to ensure that they yield the very best results from their crops. With the additional challenges they have faced in recent weeks due to COVID 19, support from planting to reaping has never been more critical.”

 

H&L Agro donates $2m in agricultural inputs to farmers affected by the COVID-19 fallout

 

 

Following on the pledge to support the Government’s recovery programme for farmers affected by the COVID-19 fallout, H&L Agro on Thursday donated $2 million in agricultural inputs to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

 

The donation completes the company’s $10 million relief package, which also included product discounts of up to 30% for all farmers during April and May.

 

On accepting the donation, Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries said, “The support offered by H&L Agro is consistent with the Government’s commitment to restoring the livelihood of farmers in their communities and helping to restore Jamaica’s food security.

 

“There is a need for farmers to ramp up local production to serve local markets and the support from H&L Agro is a signal that we will get up and keep on going,” said Shaw.

 

The donation includes fertilizers, pesticides and seeds all selected to give small farmers a jump start towards regularizing production, following the restriction of movement and closure of markets across the island.

 

 Farmers should begin reaping crops as early as 70 days from transplanting seedlings “Our mission is to support farmers across Jamaica,” said Olive Downer Walsh, Deputy CEO, Hardware & Lumber, the parent company for H&L Agro.

 

“We are going further than just donating supplies; the farmers can also count on our technical expertise to ensure that they yield the very best results from their crops. With the additional challenges they have faced in recent weeks due to COVID 19, support from planting to reaping has never been more critical.”

 

 

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