Ministry of Agriculture Triggers Mass Production in Response to COVID-19

The Minister of Agriculture of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Hon. Saboto Caesar, reassures Vincentians that the country is food secure amidst pending threats of disruptions in international food supply chains.

“We must be focused in this period and work to ensure that structures for life and living are maintained. Our farmers, fishers and traffickers must come out of this period stronger and united around the common goal of making St. Vincent and the Grenadines a better place.”

The Ministry has started mass production of vegetable seedlings which will be made available to farmers at a heavily subsidized price. This is the first limb of the revised national production strategy targeting increase production and productivity of short term crops.

The Minister noted in an interview that,

“St. Vincent and the Grenadines will continue to honor our obligation to feed our people and to export to OECS and CARICOM member states.”

Minister Caesar was recently nominated to chair the committee charged with the responsibility to craft and implement a regional COVID 19 Food Security Plan.

Hon. Saboto Caesar expressed that he will continue to work with the OECS Secretariat, to foster enhanced intra-regional trade, which has always been encouraged by Dr. Didicus Jules, Director General of the OECS.