Drought Lasting Effects

Jamaica, the land of wood and water, but lately the water has been scarce, causing crippling effects to infant industries such as home farming. Farmers in St. Elizabeth Jamaica have been struggling to continue this practice as the cost of water has risen.

Struggling to continue the crops of many farmers have began to wither under the unrelenting sunshine. Crops such as tomato, scallion, thyme, bell peppers and watermelon shrivelling from a lack of water.

Calling on their last trick, mulching. The farmers are fighting to the end to save their crops while praying for rain.

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