Brace for Increase in Food Prices due to impact of Drought

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Consumers are being urged to brace for increased prices for some crops, as drought conditions impact the island.

The island is facing a drought which could continue until June.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the island is experiencing a meteorological, hydrological and agricultural drought and announced a $150 million grant to aid farmers with the supply of water.

President of the Jamaica Agriculture Society Lenworth Fulton says the drought has been devastating.