The donation was processed through the Food and Agriculture Organization – FAO, an organ of the United Nations.
Speaking with the Director of Agriculture, Mr. Thomas Jackson, he indicated to MiyVue.com that the Brazilian Embassy usually supports them by inviting local famers to attend courses in Brazil to improve their technical operations.
He stated that the 360 bags of feed to be donated are expected to be utilized by various livestock farmers here in St. Kitts and Nevis for the rearing of animals.
Jackson also indicated that the handing over of the feed is yet to take place and it is expected that they will be accepted by the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Timothy Harris on behalf of the farmers.
He explained that once the feed is in the possession of the department, a list of all livestock farmers will be drafted, and then they will be distributed amongst the farmers to help improve livestock production here in the federation.
The contents of the container include chick starter, pullet grower, layer pellets, pig grower, sow ration, pig finisher, rabbit pellet, mill feed and general purpose ration.
The resident Ambassador of Brazil in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Miguel Magalhaes, announced that the Brazilian government has finalized the donation process and a container loaded with 8,737 kilos of animal feed will be handed over to the government.