Mission Statement

To transform and support the progressive growth of Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives so as to prepare our population to overcome the challenges of food security and poverty and to actively participate in and benefit from global trade.


The Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing, Co-operatives and Fisheries of the Nevis Island Administration has general oversight and responsibility for the Departments of Agriculture, Co-operatives and Fisheries as well as the Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation.

Minister, the Honorable Alexis Jeffers has overall responsibility for the Ministry and he has the services of an Administrative Assistant.

Permanent Secretary Mr. Huey Sargeant is responsible for managing the affairs of the Departments of Agriculture, Co-operatives and Fisheries and he reports directly to the Minister.  Mr. Sargeant is assisted by a senior clerk.  The Ministry recently recruited an employee to assist with Alien Land Holding licenses.

The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation (NHLDC) has direct responsibility for the sale and overall management of government lands as well as public housing.  The manager, Mr. Dexter Boncamper reports directly to the Minister.

New Head of Taiwan Technical Mission in SKN visits Nevis, brings gift

The Department of Agriculture was gifted with 2,000 pineapple slips from the Taiwan Technical Mission in St. Kitts and Nevis on November 02, 2022.

Nevis Department of Agriculture to take action against stray animals

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) concerning stray animals.

Participants in Agri-preneur Conference for Women and Girls on Nevis call experience pleasing

Two of the 20 participants who attended the historic Agri-preneur Conference hosted by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in Nevis in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture are registering their satisfaction with the event and are calling on the hosts to stage more of the same.

Nevis seeking to establish broiler industry targeting women and girls 

In its ongoing thrust to ensure food security, the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) is seeking to establish a broiler industry on Nevis through the Department of Agriculture, targeting women and girls.

Dept. of Gender Affairs preparing Nevis’ women and girls to face climate change-related global threats

As the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to educate and empower women and girls on the island, its latest move is focused on preparing them to better weather climate change-related global threats and sustainability.

Historic Agri-preneur Conference for women and girls begins on Nevis   

A three-day Agri-preneur Conference for women and girls on Nevis, aimed at empowering them to become business persons in the agriculture industry, commenced on August 23, 2022. 

NIA expanding efforts to attain food security goals; Commercial farmers receive assistance

In its quest to ensure a consistent supply of agricultural produce for consumers, the Department of Agriculture on Nevis presented 12 commercial farmers with a combined total of 105 trays of tomato and sweet pepper seedlings.

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture honours staff, allied agencies, farmers, fishers for 2021 contributions

A number of past and present staff members, business places and persons involved in agriculture and fisheries were recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture at an awards dinner on May 29, 2022, at the Malcolm Guishard Recreational Park Centre.

Permit needed ahead of plant material importation

The following is a notice from the Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) regarding the importation of plant material.

The Co-operative Societies Act, 2011

AN ACT to mprovide for the registration, supervision, governance, operation and management of co-operative societies including credit unions, the members of which have a common bond of philosophy and socio-economic objectives, and for incidental and related purposes.

Alien Land Holding License Form

The information requested is required in order to facilitate the processing of the application in accordance with the policy of Government

Huey Sargeant Permanent Secretary (Ag.)

Prospect, St John’s Parish, Nevis
869 469 5521 Ext 2086/2087

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