The Department of Agriculture is comprised of nine (9) Divisions, namely: Marketing, Veterinary/Livestock, Abattoir, Extension, Small Farm Equipment Pool, Forestry & Propagation, Quarantine, Clerical and Agro-Processing.
The Department as a whole is responsible for the Development of Agriculture on Nevis to ensure food security and sustainable livelihoods for all. It has as its Mission Statement, “To establish a professional climate for the high quality provision of services to farmers and the general public towards sustainable Agricultural Development”.
The Department of Agriculture envisions a vibrant entrepreneurial base of farmers devoted to increasing agricultural products and productivity and the development of value added chains.
The core values of the department hinges on the provision of good administration, efficient utilization of resources such as finance, land, labour, infrastructure, technology, capacity building for both farmers and staff and the forging of linkages internally, regionally and extra regionally. These values have led to our motto being “Promoting Agriculture, Creating Linkages, Building Foundations”.