This programme is geared towards the protection and preservation of our agricultural sector, by encouraging good agricultural practices in the fight against climate change, but primarily for the promotion of food security, as we believe it is our number one priority. With the increased drought period in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, farmers have suffered great losses due to the lack of rain. The unpredictable changing weather has also shown negative impacts for investment in agriculture.
With an increase in the monkey population and consequent significant increase in the devastation of crops, a number of farmers have down-scaled the size of their operations due to the increased cost of their operation to address the damage done by the monkeys. By increasing the number of backyard gardeners across the Federation there will some significant impact on the establishment of a viable and sustainable agricultural economy which eventually shall lead towards addressing the issue of food security and climate change.