The Rural Agricultural Development Authority
(RADA), in its latest report, has said that the agricultural sector suffered
more than $187 million in damage as a result of the heavy rains associated
with Hurricane Wilma.
Farmers in 11 parishes suffered losses
due to the flood rains associated with the system. The parishes are: St.
Catherine, St. Andrew, Portland, St. Ann,
St. Mary, St. Thomas, Clarendon, St.
Elizabeth, Manchester, Hanover and Westmoreland.
According to RADA's Executive Director,
Albert Shand crops such as vegetables, condiments, fruits, and ground provision