Nevis to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month in May 2022 with series of activities

Agriculture Ministry stated, "In light of this, we have put together a calendar of activities promoting the advancement of the agricultural sector. Be sure to attend/participate in some or all of the events as we aim to "Foster Economic Growth Through Innovation".

Nevis to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month in May 2022
Nevis to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month in May 2022

Nevis: In order to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month, the Ministry of Agriculture of Nevis Island administration outlined the schedule of a series of activities that will be held in the Month of May 2022. The Month of May is celebrated as Agriculture Awareness Month.

Agriculture Ministry stated, “In light of this, we have put together a calendar of activities promoting the advancement of the agricultural sector. Be sure to attend/participate in some or all of the events as we aim to “Foster Economic Growth Through Innovation”.

Agriculture Awareness Month 2022 will be celebrated under the theme- “fostering economic growth through innovation.”

Here is the schedule of the series of events that will be commenced in the Month: 

  • On 3rd May 2022– There will be an address by the Minister of Agriculture to outline the significance and various aspects of agriculture. He will also address the various problems faced in the field of agriculture. Minister will also be scheduled to interact with farmers to assess the various issues while farming
  • From 5th to 6th May 2022– It will be the day of the opening of the St Kitts Agriculture Day, which will be held to create awareness about the various crops. On the day, people will be able to access the different crops. 
  • On 11th May 2022– The Ministry of Agriculture will also commence a post-harvesting workshop in which farmers of Nevis will get new ideas about farming. The workshop will also facilitate the farmers to know more about the behaviours of the consumers regarding buying any agricultural products. 
  • On 12th May 2022– The government of Nevis will also organize the workshop used to create awareness about the usage of pesticides and their various application. In the workshop, the farmers will also learn about the new pesticide which could be used in the field and also learn about the method of its application.   
  • On 18th May 2022– On the day, the government will host a workshop based on organic farming. The farmers will be awarded the new ideas of organic farmers so that the problems such as soil erosion and water wastage can be prevented. The farmers will be trained with the lessons of the organic farmers so that crop production can be improved and enhanced. 
  • On 19th May 2022– There will be a farmers’ outreach vet/livestock for the farmers during the Agriculture awareness month. New ideas will be generated for the farmer’s outreach. 
  • On 20th May 2022– This is the day of the farmers’ Market where the attendees will be exposed to the new agricultural products. The Market will be hosted to assist the farmers. 
  • On 21th May 2022– There will be awards and a cocktail ceremony in which the farmers who have done incredible work in the field of agriculture. There will also be a celebration of great achievements in the sector at the cocktail party. 
  • On 25th May 2022– The government will host a training programme for the production of Roots, bananas, and plantain. The training programme will also help to generate new ideas to enhance the yields of crops so that the farmers could become able to get a good price and get benefits. 
  • On 26th May 2022– While continuing the training programme, the government will host the field trips of the farmers in order to enhance the production of the roots, bananas, and plantain. 
  • From 27th-31st May 2022– The Ministry of Agriculture of Nevis will also be hosted the seedling distribution for farmers of the country
  • On 28th May 2022– There will be a new river farmer’s open day.