Ministry Of Agriculture To Further Enhance Livestock Farming

Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 11, 2020 (SKNIS): The Team Unity-led Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is committed to further enhancing the Agricultural Sector with increased developments in the Federation’s livestock farming.

Minister with responsibility for Agriculture, the Honourable Alexis Jeffers, highlighted during his World Food Day speech on October 10 that “we (the Ministry of Agriculture) are committed to supporting our livestock farmers by imparting practical, demonstrative, and interactive knowledge and hands-on-training and effective and sustainable extension services to farmers.”

“Our renewed mission is to manage, disseminate, and demonstrate knowledge among livestock farmers to improve livestock farm productivity and to provide farmers with greater access to appropriate services and inputs,” he said.

The minister also stated that the establishment of the Bayford’s Livestock Centre of Excellence will aid in the improvements of the livestock community.

“A bright future is around the corner for our livestock industry as we empower our livestock farmers and livestock extension personnel through training and extension services to develop a sustainable livestock sector in the Federation,” he said.

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