Rotary Club of Portsmouth supports local farmers with 275 fruit tree replanting initiative


The Rotary Club of Portsmouth is proud to announce its commitment to supporting local farmers in the north of Dominica in an effort to aid in their economic and community development. The Rotary Club of Portsmouth has provided 275 fruit tree plants to assist farmers in replanting fruit tree crops as a result of the tree damage realized
by the impact of Hurricane Maria. These trees were provided at a handing-over ceremony on November 9th, with the support of the northern agricultural division.

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Dominica, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The north region, in particular, has suffered greatly, compounding the challenges faced by local farmers.

Recognizing this pressing need, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth has taken a proactive stance to contribute towards the recovery efforts of our resilient farming community.

By replanting 275 fruit trees, the Rotary Club aims to not only restore the agricultural livelihoods of affected farmers but also contribute to overall economic stability. These tree crops will play a vital role, not only in replenishing lost resources but also in providing sustainable income opportunities for our hard-working farmers. Through this initiative, the Rotary Club of Portsmouth hopes to stimulate economic growth, preserve the environment, and foster long-
term community development.

The beneficiaries of this initiative will be the farmers residing in the north of Dominica who have been affected by Hurricane Maria’s devastation. By extending our support towards their recovery, we aim to enable these farmers to enhance their lives and contribute to the sustainable development of their local communities.

The 18 farmers supported are:

– Anthony William
– Ashworth Aaron
– Aubrey Bynoe
– Bryan Bertrand
– Bryan Leblanc
– Clement Fafan
– Edmay Paul
– Jeffrey Bruney
– Joseph Bazil
– Kenneth Bruney
– Lennox Leblanc
– Patrick Prince
– Robinson Seaman
– Sabrina George
– Smith Magloire
– Staphan Dubois
– Steve John
– Thomas Baron

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth would like to express its sincere gratitude to Rotary District 7030 for financial support to this noble cause. It is through their support and partnerships that we can make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by this natural disaster.

The Rotary Club of Portsmouth invites interested civic-minded persons in the north of Dominica to join its efforts in making a positive impact to lives in Dominica.

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  1. Rhoda
    November 30, 2023

    Not Rotary Club of Portsmouth more like Rotary Club of the Netherlands.

  2. Borrow N Swallow
    November 11, 2023

    I’m sorry, but agriculture as a way to boost the GDP has been long dead and its bones are rotten dry. So I don’t know what that force is about. I was given at least three acres of fertile Virgin land to cultivate anything I wanted. But the road to this property has been blocked by many fallen trees during hurricane Maria. So this nice piece of land is lie wasted and is only used for hunting; which I’m not an animal hunter.

    Requests for help was made to the “pal rep” but it’s the same as asking help from a humongous stone deep down in the valley of desolation. So it’s unbelievable to see what is taking place in Dominica. A friend of mine who retired from his construction trade inherited much land from his father but is facing the same hurdle with access to his land. A pal rep is his cousin but there are folks who are not “Redocas” who will also benefit from the access road. So the pal rep decided not to help his cousin to punish UWP people. So Red and Blue sucking the same salt.

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  3. Ibo France
    November 10, 2023

    Way to go, Rotarians! This is a thoughtful and commendable gesture. Hope they will be well cared for and produce copiously.

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