P4/Strat.No.22: Increase Local Output, Stimulate Domestic Demand and Strengthening Food Security.

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Objective

Intervention

Target Audience

Guidelines and Criteria 

Implementing Agency

Estimated Cost

Overall Beneficiary

To create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local businesses and increasing their market share in the local domestic space

  1. Increase Output and Stimulate Local Demand - through the: “Love Saint Lucia Campaign”

    •      Incentivize the creation of new products such as vitamins & wholesome snacks

    •      Provide support to our local businesses in sourcing markets locally and externally.

    •      Implement quality standards in the production process

    •      Provide supplies to households for home gardening through the provision of inputs​​​​

  2. Strengthening Food Security - through an injection of $7.2m to support farmers and fishers through the provision of inputs and fuel subsidy.

  1. Support to Fishers:

    • Over 200 boat owners to be eligible for fuel subsidy             

    • Provision of very high-frequency radios to 70 fishers and payment of radio fees to NTRC for 200 Fishers

    • Support for Acqua Farmers and Seamoss Farmers

  2. Support livestock farmers to increase production through the provision of Feed & inputs: 

    • 357 Swine Farmers to benefit

    • Support to 50 Broiler Farmers & 500 small ruminant farmers

   

  3. 2,500 Crop Farmers with necessary inputs to cultivate short term crops.

 

Date of Commencement: September 2020

Agricultural Sector

Agricultural Sector

Ministry of Commerce
Ministry of Agriculture

$7.96 Million

Business community and households

Status Update

On-Going

[April 21, 2021]

 

(1) Increase Output and Stimulate Local Demand - through the: “Love Saint Lucia Campaign”

This initiative is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce. The Minstry has engaged the various private sector agencies and with other key stakeholders are working on a Strategic Plan to support implementation.

 

(2) Strengthening Food Security - through an injection of $7.2m to support farmers and fishers through provision of inputs and fuel subsidy

Although this initiative was slightly delayed due to financial constraints, the Government was able to provide support as outlined to fishers. Implementation arrangements are currently being made to provide the additional support to the other farmers in the new year. This initiative is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

 

MILESTONES: LOVE SAINT LUCIA CAMPAIGN

FOOD SECURITY: SUMMARY

1. FISHERFOLKS

2. LIVESTOCK FARMERS

3. CROP FARMERS

Source: Department Of Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources And Co-Operatives