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.