St Kitts and Nevis: Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley participated in the AgroFest on Friday,26 February 2021.
“Happy today to attend the AgroFest showcasing #Nevis Agriculture and pushing for greater food security for our island and Federation.”
Mark Brantley stated that he believes in local food and always promote local traditions and culture. “I am very impressed with the wide range of local produce available to us,” Brantley noted.
He also congratulated the Ministry of Agriculture Alexis Jeffers and stated that Jeffers’ team urged the public to buy and eat local.
As per the Ministry of Agriculture of Nevis, 162 hectares of land is under fruit trees, and there is 202 ha of pasture land for livestock & temporary crop, including vegetables.
In Nevis, vegetables & root crops are cultivated on a subsistence basis, and some cotton is grown for export. The livestock sector includes cattle, small ruminants and pigs.
As vaccination drive in St Kitts and Nevis at its peak, Premier Brantley shared some vaccination driver glimpses at AgroFest at the Villa grounds in Charlestown.
Nevis Premier said, “Please vaccinate to keep Nevis safe and allow us to reopen our island and get Nevisians back to work.”
Nevis Premier is continuously trying to evacuate the Nevis agriculture, “As a response to #Covid19, my government sought to stimulate the agricultural sector to ensure greater #FoodSecurity for #Nevis,” he said.
St Kitts and Nevis have a tropical climate influenced mainly by the northeast trade winds of the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone. The average yearly rainfall of the country is 1 427 mm.
The average rainfall in Saint Kitts is 1 625 mm, varying from about 890-1 000 mm along the coast to about 2 500-3 800 mm in the central mountain ranges.
The average rainfall in Nevis is a bit lower. Generally, rainfall is unevenly distributed between years and between months, but there is a reliable wet period from September to November and a dry period from January to April.