Brace for Increase in Food Prices due to impact of Drought


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.