Efforts to significantly decrease St. Kitts and Nevis’s food import bill were at the forefront of exhibits of the annual Agricultural Open Day, held over two days, April 25 and 26, at the department’s facility at Springfield.
The operative theme for the two day event was ‘Food security for our country.’
According to Director of Agriculture Melvin James stated that the theme is indicative of his department’s objective to be proactive with addressing the current challenge of production only accounting for just 10% of the local consumption.
The event showcased a number of products including fresh vegetables, fruits, processed products and cassava composite bread.
The two day exhibition also underscored the need to recycle objects such as plastics.
There was also a strong focus on “going green” in agriculture, like utilizing solar panels.
There was a very high level of satisfaction with the various displays and this was evident with brisk purchasing of products.
The Republic of China on Taiwan also utilized the opportunity underscore the healthy relationship it has with the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.