Category: Agriculture

Watermelons cultivated on Nevis (file photo)

Dept. of Agriculture on Nevis to hold watermelon sale in Charlestown on Tuesday

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (AUGUST 14, 2017) – The Department of Agriculture wants the public to take advantage of its sale on watermelons on August 15, 2017. It will be held at the George Mowbray Hanley Market Complex (Charlestown Public Market) from 8 a.m. 
Eric Evelyn, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, says that an overabundance of watermelons cultivated on both private and Nevis Island Administration (NIA)-owned farms prompted the department’s Marketing Unit to have the sale.
Though the emphasis will be on watermelons, there will also be some cucumbers available at reduced prices. Evelyn says the cost of both items will be reduced by half the regular price.
“Watermelons will be going for only $1.00 per pound and… cucumbers for only $1.50 per pound so you will be able to take advantage of the watermelon and cucumbers…

Gary Griffin, Manager of the Department of Agriculture’s Abattoir Division showing off pork products ready for the Department of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival

Nevis Dept. of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival set for May 26

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 24, 2017) — The public is being asked to throw its support behind the Nevis Department of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival in the Square at the D.R.Walwyn Plaza on May 26, 2017.
Manager of the Department’s Abattoir Division Gary Griffin told the Department of Information on May 23, 2017, that patrons can expect quality products and discounted prices on select items from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Products he listed that will be  available include pork chops, burgers, ribs, legs diced pork, seasoned pork roast, smoked hams, spicy Italian sausages, breakfast pork sausage, ground bacon and ground pork which will be packaged in one pound portions. 
The festival forms part of the Department’s Agriculture Awareness Month with the theme “Embracing climate smart agriculture to achieve food security”. This year, it will be held in collaboration with the Department of Community Development’s Community Development Day.

Minister of Agriculture on Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers takes a closer look at local produce with Mrs. Fayola Tross from A1 Farms Nevis at the 23rd Annual Agriculture Open Day hosted by the Ministry and Depart of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration at the Villa Grounds, Charlestown on March 30, 2017

Nevis Agriculture Minister urges greater consumption of local produce

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 31, 2017) — Minister of Agriculture on Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers, reiterated the importance of consuming locally produced food and urged the public to consume more. 
“Remember to eat what you grow and grow what you eat,” he said, “let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” 
Mr. Jeffers, said the Nevis Island Administration continues to through its full support being the agriculture sector on the island as it continued to work towards greater food security. So far the move has brought about sustained success in agriculture.
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