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Agricultural modernisation to increase production

With agriculture playing a major role in the Nevis economy, farmers need to modernise from traditional approaches to more efficient and productive farming methods, Mark Brantley, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance told the Nevis Island Assembly, while presenting his 2019 Draft Budget to Assembly President Hon Farrel Smithen on Dec. 5.

“At the start of this political term, my government took the bold decision to pair the Office of Disaster Management with the Ministry of Agriculture,” Brantley explained. “This was a strategic move to harmonise the synergies between both units of government.

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