Launch Of Morne Longue Agricultural Input Shop – A MAREP Sponsored Rural Project

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On Tuesday, August 1st 2017, the Morne Longue Productive Farmers Organization, one of MAREP’s Rural Investment Fund (RIF) Enterprise Window Project, officially launched its Agricultural Input Shop.

The Project costing $40,042.58XCD will focus on providing agricultural supplies and equipment rental to farmers within the community of Morne Longue and surrounding communities in St.Andrew.

This will provide sustainable avenues for direct income and employment to it its eight (8)
members.
In attendance were: Honourable Delma Thomas, Parliamentary Representative; Mr Byron Campbell,Programme Manager, MAREP; Mr George Phillip, Senior Extension Officer, Ministry of Agriculture;
Pastor Leroy Pursue; members of Morne Longue Organization, community persons and MAREP staff.
Parliamentary Representative for St. Andrew North West, Honourable Delma Thomas expressed
pleasure and welcomed the launch of the Agricultural Input Shop. In her remark, she stated: “the
project focuses on empowerment of people” and “positively believes that the goals of the
Community Organization are viable and achievable to assist in the development of the community.”
President of the Morne Longue Productive Farmers Organization, Mr. Imotep Baptiste, voiced his
appreciation to MAREP on the continuous support: “the journey was a long 2 years, however,
through it all we were able to press forward with God, hard work and assistance from the MAREP
team, especially, Ms. Danessa Joseph, Community and Youth Officer for St. Andrew.”
MAREP is therefore pleased to have reached this stage of implementation with the completion of
the fifth Rural Investment Fund (RIF) Projects. The community based projects seek to contribute to
the establishment of profitable and competitive rural businesses of legally registered organisations.
The MAREP programme is fulfilling its commitment to increased employment and income generation
opportunities, sustainable rural businesses’ growth, as well as, increased level of empowerment of
rural men and women within parishes across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

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