Cold Storage Facility To Be Re-Opened At Lydford

Story Highlights

  • As of June 1 this year, a cold storage facility to benefit farmers in South East St. Ann is to be re-opened in Lydford.
  • While the cold storage facility is being made available to farmers in South East St. Ann specifically, it is also expected to benefit farmers nationally.
  • The Minister noted that the focus this time will be on exports and supporting the local agricultural sector.

As of June 1 this year, a cold storage facility to benefit farmers in South East St. Ann is to be re-opened in Lydford.

Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, made the announcement during her contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 20.

She noted that while the cold storage facility is being made available to farmers in South East St. Ann specifically, it is also expected to benefit farmers nationally.

The Minister noted that the focus this time will be on exports and supporting the local agricultural sector.

Miss Hanna informed that the facility, which was closed last year, will provide “added processing to create more value added, integrate agricultural production to the demands in schools and Government institutions and most importantly, open up export markets.”

The Minister said she has met with over 400 farmers in South East St. Ann and representatives of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), “to coordinate and supply an integrated chain.”

“A lot of work needs to be done, but we have laid the foundation for a brighter future for agriculture in this country,” Ms. Hanna said.

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