Speaking on the Election Hard Talk Programme on Power 102.1FM this afternoon, Guave Road Farmers Association President, Joseph Richardson said farmers are simply asking for consultation with the state.
He claimed some farmers have had their crops bulldozed in the past and going forward he said things cannot continue like this.
Mr. Richardson said extensive developmental projects are earmarked for the area and it is critical communication takes place with the farmers and the Chaguaramas Development Authority relating to factors such as alternative sites and environmental concerns.
Guave Road Farmers Association President, Joseph Richardson
Meanwhile, Trinidad United Farmers Association President, Shiraz Khan, during his contribution said while there has been much talk about land use policy, greater effort is needed to make this factor a reality.
Mr. Khan said the group is not opposed to development but believes proper balance must be found.
Officials from the CDA have accepted an invitation to come on the programme and give their side of the story next week Tuesday.
Reporter and Writer- Dennis James