Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Robelto Hector made that comment on Friday,(15th October), in a televised statement, to mark the 30th anniversary celebrations in Nevis of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) World Food Day on October 16th.
This year’s celebrations are being held under the theme “United against Hunger”.
According to Mr. Hector, subsides have been made in Nevis on water to facilitate irrigation, animal feeds, seeds and seedlings, fencing wire, fishing gear, land preparation, abattoir services, marketing, extension and veterinary services.
He said the move would fulfill the Ministry’s mission statement to diversify and increase Agriculture’s rate of development, through effective collaboration, support and dialogue with stakeholders at all levels.
The Agriculture Minister explained that the FAO had adopted a different theme each year since 1981, in order to highlight areas in which there was need for action and for a global common focus.