Price hike: Prolonged dry season hitting farmers hard but gov’t trying to cushion fallout

$850 million was set aside for the purchase of fertilisers to distribute to farmers. This is expected to benefit about 35,000 farmers who occupy about 287,000 acres of land.

Similar support was offered to farmers in 2022.

While the government cannot do much to control the climate or external shocks, the Head of State assured the public that the government is trying its best to cushion the fallout.

Aside from support for farmers, he said government is working to control inflation rates and organise farmers’ market event so consumers can get produce cheaper than the usual marketplace.