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Hamilton bemoans lost opportunities in farming

Minister of Agriculture in St. Kitts and Nevis the Hon. Eugene Hamilton has slammed the local agriculture industry in St. Kitts and Nevis for the federation having to import food it could otherwise grow itself.Hamilton was speaking at the Agriculture Annual review and planning meeting at the Marriott and said that year after year there continues to be a shortfall in food production that leads to an importation of food.

“Any food in our supply chain that is imported that we can grow here is an opportunity lost if we do not take advantage to grow those foods here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton said there was as high as a $3 million gap in food imports, contributing to huge import deficits.

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