“We have to find a way to feed ourselves” so says Federal Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 

“We have to find a way to feed ourselves” so says Federal Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries 

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That was Federal and Local Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Marine Resources – the Hon. Alexis Jeffers while present at a meeting to lay out the 2021 Agenda for the Department of Agriculture, on Nevis. 

 

On March 24th 2020, Prime Minister – Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that a ten million dollar stimulus package was designated for the agricultural sector and waived the water payments of farmers for six months, as a measure to boost agricultural production and food security. 

 

This was done in response to the closure of the Federation’s borders, after the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.

 

Minister Jeffers also made these remarks:

 

 

He continued: 

 

The Hon. Alexis Jeffers.