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In the recently national budget address Prime Minister Skerrit highlighted the agricultural sector and how it offers a means to foster economic growth. He continued to underscore the many ventures of the government within this sector.

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) administration over the years has invested heavily in fishing, horticulture, livestock, fruit and vegetables among many other areas in the agricultural sector.

An agreement was recently concluded with the government of Japan for the construction of a fisheries complex in Portsmouth costing approximately US$7.5.

PM Skerrit believes that efforts within the agriculture sector have resulted in significant economic growth. But there are still some people who thinks that there should be more incentives for farmers and fishermen in the sector in other for agriculture to have any significant impact on the Dominican economy.

What about you? Do you think agriculture sector have resulted in significant economic growth in Dominica?

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