St Vincent and the Grenadines plans agricultural diversification

Kingstown, St Vincent — A Diversification Unit is to be established in the ministry of agriculture in St Vincent and the Grenadines to carry forward plans to diversify the local agricultural sector, minister of agriculture, Saboto Caesar, said during a news briefing on Friday.

Caesar disclosed that the ministry will be placing emphasis on diversification around bananas. He said that the Black Sigatoka Disease, which had been affecting local banana farms, is now under control.

The minister also disclosed that the ministry of agriculture will be collaborating with its counterpart ministry in Grenada, to develop various aspects of the agricultural sector, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.

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