Israel pledges support for St. Kitts and Nevis Agriculture

Dr the Hon Timothy Harris

ZIZ News…June 17, 2010 – Israeli’s new Ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, H. E. Amiram Magid, has told Senior Minister, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, that Israel is willing to assist St Kitts and Nevis in its efforts at agricultural diversification.

Ambassador Magid who is visiting the state over the period June 13-17, 2010, met with Senior Minister on Tuesday, June 15th.

Among the areas of interests were support for irrigation and watershed management, application of green house technology, pest control, aquaculture, and agro processing technology.

Dr Harris thanked the Ambassador for his visit and his interests in agriculture.

Harris said Israel’s succession in agriculture was admirable noting that Israel produces 93% of its own food requirements, supplemented by imports of grain, oil, seeds, meat, coffee, cocoa and sugar, which are more than offset by Israel wide range of agricultural exports.

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