Farmers And Backyard Gardeners Received Over 600 Seeds And Seedlings
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 12th , 2020 (ZIZ News):
Farmers and Backyard gardeners received just over 600 seeds and seedlings from the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Taiwan ICDF Technical Mission during a distribution ceremony on Monday in an effort to ensure local food security and bolster the agricultural sector.
The seeds and seedlings distributed included 400 papaya seedlings and 250 sweet potato slips.
Project Manager of the Taiwan ICDF Technical Mission, Yu-Ming Lu said that farmers can expect high yields from the type of seeds and seedlings distributed.
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Alexis Jeffers said that with the planting of the seeds and seedlings that were distributed the federation should be in good standing if the Covid-19 pandemic causes another lockdown.
“If we have to deal with this pandemic again it therefore means that what we are doing now in terms of re-establishing our backyard gardens….3 months from now for example we should be reaping a bountiful harvest, so if we have another lock down we should not have any fear in feeding ourselves.”
Minister Jeffers thanked the Taiwan ICDF Technical Mission and the Republic of China, Taiwan for their continued support to the federation.