Two weeks ago, CARICOM’s ministers of agriculture reposed a vote of confidence in Harris, electing him chairman. Dr Harris’ nomination was proposed by the Minister Matthew Walters of Dominica and seconded by Minister Christopher Tufton of Jamaica. The nomination was unanimously supported.
Speaking with MiyVue.com, Harris said he is settling comfortably into his new position.
“As the minister for agriculture here in St. Kitts, CARDI’s responsibilities will not be too much for me to handle. I am confident that I will get the support of the other members of the board, as most of them I have interacted with closely with regards to our own agriculture development here,” the new chairman said.
“I am just happy to be part of an organization that focuses on the development of agriculture, Harris said,” adding that the Federation’s agriculture sector has benefited from CARDI tremendously in past years.
CARDI is the premier research and development institute in the region attending to agriculture and rural development issues. The Board of Governors is the highest level of decision making in the organizational structure.
CARDI operates field stations in most member states. Its demonstration farm in St Kitts is located at Estridge Estate.