by Eulana Weekes
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Five officials from the Department of Natural Resources- Anguilla paid a recent visit to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis for a study tour.
The group visited the Nevis Agriculture Department, and the Chief Natural Resources Officer, Melissa Meade, gave an overview of the trip.
“We went to different farms, hydroponics, livestock, and shadehouses, looking at different aspects of Agriculture and how to advance what we are doing in Anguilla. So, we also did a tour of Agri-processing storage facilities, looking at the value-added aspect of what’s being done in Nevis to see how to advance Agriculture in Anguilla. So far, the team has been excited about what they have seen, and we are eager to see what we can implement and how we can implement some of these things that we’ve seen, how we can integrate what we have seen and we’re also eager about the collaboration with the Nevis personnel and how we can take this further, because we recognise that together we’re stronger and it’s not only about what one person can do, because what we do in Anguilla as well, we can share the lessons learnt and we’re just eager to put in place the best practises that we’ve seen here.”
Eric Evelyn, Minister Responsible for Agriculture, welcomed the Aguillian officials to the facilities of the Nevis Agriculture Department.
“It is good when we could have visits from our neighbours including Anguilla, which was, of course, part of St.Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla at one point in time; and so it is good that Anguilla has reached out to us and we have decided to accept the invitation for you to come. We’re delighted that you can come and experience what we are doing in Agriculture. We have a good cadre of Agriculture officials and farmers, and they are always very willing to share experiences with anyone who comes.”