The Ministry of Agriculture held its first meeting on the implementation of the St. Kitts and Nevis Agriculture Transformation & Growth Strategy 2022-2031 on November 29, 2022. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Miguel Flemming, described the meeting as necessary to bring various stakeholders together to strengthen cooperation and capacity-building.
“We are gathered here with key stakeholders including the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) so that we can discuss the St. Kitts and Nevis Agriculture Transformation & Growth Strategy 2022-2031. And we felt that it was important that we get a round-table discussion where everyone can chime in in terms of the way forward for agriculture in St. Kitts and Nevis. It is no use to have a plan, but you do not go through the plan, and you do not get the persons that are in the field to help to vet the document and to contribute to the shortage, medium and long-term goals since we are working towards 2031.