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.

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.

Sargassum affecting fishers in SKN; Min. of Agriculture seeks solution

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 11, 2021) — The influx of sargassum, a brown seaweed with berry-like air bubbles, is causing havoc on the fishing industry in Indian Castle and other parts of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Nevis Agriculture Minister Jeffers delivers address to launch Agriculture Awareness Month 2021

The following is an address by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) to launch Agriculture Awareness Month 2021.

Nevis Ministry of Agriculture to host Agrofest featuring local farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) will host Agrofest, an all-day event highlighting local farmers and their produce on March 26, 2021, at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 passes unanimously at Nevis Island Assembly sitting

Following three days of debate, the Nevis Appropriation (2021) Ordinance, 2020 was passed unanimously with no amendments, at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly at Hamilton House on Thursday, December 10, 2020.

Nevis Investment Promotion Agency website to be revamped as one-stop shop for investors

The Nevis Investment Promotion Agency (NIPA) website is set to undergo an upgrade designed to improve and expand its services to attract more local and foreign investors to the island.

Nevis Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs offers cooking programme for men

Men on Nevis who wish to learn cooking skills are being given the opportunity to do so by the Ministry of Health and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in a cooking class labelled “Men can Cook”.

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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