Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but...

Representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture are yet to meet with any of the ganja farmers ahead of the announced start of the pilot projects
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Monday, January 21, 2019

One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small farmers to benefit from the ganja industry, is scheduled to start by March this year. But with less than two months to go, and what he says has been no word from the government, Iyah V said stakeholders are concerned that the pilot projects slated for Accompong, St Elizabeth and Orange Hill in Westmoreland will not be executed in a timely manner.