Crop Extension

Crop Extension

Agricultural Extension is one of the major services provided to farmers by the Department of Agriculture. Extension officers are the main contact between the Department of Agriculture and the farming communities throughout the island. The officers work with farmers, schools, backyard producers and other members of the farming community to develop and implement improved farming practices that will result in increased and sustainable production. Extension Officers, therefore, share information on best agronomic practices including pest and disease control, fertilizer recommendation, choice of crop varieties, planting space, best time for planting, harvesting etc. Farmers are also informed of marketing opportunities and ways to mitigate the effects of climate change with regards to their farming practices. Training workshops and refresher courses are also organized to benefit the farmers.

Extension Districts

The island of St Kitts is divided into 3 main Extension districts with each district further divided into 2 sub districts. This gives a total of 6 sub sections. An officer is assigned to each sub section except in District #3 where one officer covers the entire district. Extension services are also provided to Green House farmers throughout the island by a team of 2 officers.

Extension District 1A: Challengers to St Peters, and include the Basseterre and Conaree areas. The Extension officer in charge is Mr. Lionel Stevens

Extension District 1B: Green Hill to Brighton Estate. The Extension officer in charge is Mr. Lionel Stevens.

Extension District 2A: Ottley’s to Bellevue. The Extension Officer in charge is Mr. Mark Archibald

Extension District 2B: Harris to Dieppe Bay. The Extension Officer in charge is Mr. Ronald Thomas

Extension District #3A: from St Paul to Fahie’s Settlement. The officer is Mr. Mark Adams

Extension District #3B: from Cranston to Old Road. The officer in charge is Mr. Mark Adams

Officers Ms. Tonisha Weekes and Mr. Ronald Thomas provide Green House Extension for the entire island.

+ Extension District #1

Extension District 1A: Challengers to St Peters, and include the Basseterre and Conaree areas. The Extension officer in charge is Mr. Lionel Stevens

Extension District 1B: Green Hill to Brighton Estate. The Extension officer in charge is Mr. Lionel Stevens.

+ Extension District #2

Extension District 2A: Ottley’s to Bellevue. The Extension Officer in charge is Mr. Mark Archibald

Extension District 2B: Harris to Dieppe Bay. The Extension Officer in charge is Mr. Ronald Thomas

+ Extension District #3

Extension District #3A: from St Paul to Fahie’s Settlement. The officer is Mr. Mark Adams

Extension District #3B: from Cranston to Old Road. The officer in charge is Mr. Mark Adams

+ Green House

Officers Ms. Tonisha Weekes and Mr. Ronald Thomas provide Green House Extension for the entire island.

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