Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2019 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, in his address to the nation to observe World Food Day 2019 on October 16, said that this occasion presents his Ministry with the opportunity to draw attention to the hungry; those in danger of going hungry, and those who are far removed from going hungry but are not eating healthily.
The Honourable Minister noted that as a result of unhealthy eating habits, there has been an increased incidence in non-communicable diseases, leading to the occurrence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and diseases of the heart.
“For that reason, I call your attention to this health crisis—and Read More
The following is an address delivered by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark World Food Day observed on October 16, 2019.
Fellow citizens and residents,
I take this opportunity to greet you on the occasion of World Food Day 2019. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16th in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The activities associated with World Food Day provide an opportunity for us here in Nevis to join nations around the World in the fight against hunger. Latest FAO estimates show that Read More
St Kitts and Nevis is fully behind the global observance of World Food Day on Wednesday, October 16. That’s being emphasized by Minister for Agriculture, Eugene Hamilton. Wednesday will be a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger, and the Federation has planned several activities this week to make its own impact on the occasion. That includes a local market day the following day, Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Eugene Hamilton tells WINN FM that the event will provide an opportunity to support the local farming community while also giving the nation an opportunity to eat healthy.
The Agro Strip outside the Newtown Playing Field is the area set aside for this.
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Geneva, 14 October, 2019 (IICA). The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) will head a panel of international leaders who will discuss synergies to encourage public investment for sustainability and the new generations in agricultural trade in the developing countries of the Americas and Africa.
The panel discussion—“Agriculture and Trade – Adapting to a Changing World: Exploring Synergies between Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean”—has been organized as part of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Public Forum, which is the organization’s most important annual outreach event.
This year the theme is Trading Forward: Adapting to a Changing World”.
The discussion will take place on 11 October, with the primary objective of strengthening Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 12, 2019 (SKNIS): Director in the Department of Agriculture, Melvin James, said that Bayticol, which is an acaricide, used to control ticks and lice in ruminant animals such as sheep, goats, cattle and horses, has now been restocked.
He said that there had been some difficulty in sourcing Bayticol as the regular supplier has been unable to deliver. Although the situation remains the same, Mr. James said “The Department of Agriculture has been doing its very utmost, and we can now report that we have been able to bring an emergency shipment out of France.”
The Director of Agriculture explained that the product is rare and because Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 08, 2018 (SKNIS): Following an exciting four-round challenge of the Second Annual Primary School Quiz Competition organized by the Ministries of Co-operatives and Education along with the National Co-operative League Ltd, the Sandy Point Primary School was announced as first place winner.
The Wednesday, November 07 competition saw schools such as the Sandy Point Primary, Cayon Primary, Joshua Obadiah Primary, Dieppe Bay Primary, Beach Allen Primary and Tucker Clarke Primary vying for the number one spot.
Second place was awarded to the Cayon Primary and third place to the Joshua Obadiah Primary.
Minister of Co-operatives, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, congratulated the students on a successful quiz and commended them for their Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, in his address to the nation for World Food Day 2018 on October 16, said that the importance of this occasion is to focus on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal #2 on Zero Hunger.
“We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in reinforcing key development outcomes and ensuring the inclusion of all groups of society in development as a means to combat inequality, vulnerability and poverty,” he stated.
Minister Hamilton noted Read More
On this thirty-eighth anniversary of World Food Day we give honour to the highest for his goodness towards humanity.
While every day of our lives we work towards food security, special focus has been brought today by the United Nations on hunger, and on the millennium goal that promises to achieve zero hunger by 2030.Embedded in that promise, is the challenge to ensure food availability, affordability and access.
We therefore use this occasion to create awareness about the global objective.
We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, will address the nation on World Food Day 2018, which is celebrated every year on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. On this day, people from around the world come together Read More
The Ministries of Agriculture and Environment forge forward with the implementation of the FAO funded project “Assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Integrate the Agricultural Sectors into Climate Change Priorities and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”.
This project will comprise two outputs, mainly
1. Strengthening Technical capacities for innovations in climate adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector and
2. Integrating the Agricultural sector and food security priorities into national climate change strategies, action plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Presently, the FAO funded Climate change Project is seeking small scale Replicable or creative/innovative projects that could minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. Impact from intense storms or hurricanes which could give rise to strong winds and/or flooding, increase in temperatures and changes in our rainfall patterns are just a few potential Read More