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


Nevis will celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month in May 2022

Nevis: In order to celebrate Agriculture Awareness Month, the administration of the Department of Agriculture of the island of Nevis has presented the calendar of a series of activities which will be held during the month of May 2022. The May is celebrated as Agriculture Awareness Month.

The Ministry of Agriculture said, “With this in mind, we have developed 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 “drive economic growth through innovation”.

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

Here is the schedule for the series of events that will begin in the month:

  • May 3, 2022– There will be a speech by the Minister of Agriculture to highlight the importance and the different aspects of agriculture. It will also address the various problems encountered in the field of agriculture. The Minister will also have to interact with farmers to assess the various problems related to agriculture.
  • From May 5 to 6, 2022– This will be the opening day of St. Kitts Agriculture Day, which will be held to showcase the different cultures. On D-Day, people will be able to access different cultures.
  • May 11, 2022– The Department of Agriculture will also launch a post-harvest workshop where Nevis farmers will get new ideas about farming. The workshop will also enable farmers to learn more about consumer behaviors regarding the purchase of any agricultural product.
  • May 12, 2022– The Government of Nevis will also organize the awareness workshop on the use of pesticides and their various applications. In the workshop, the farmers will also learn about the new pesticide that could be used in the field and also learn the method of its application.
  • May 18, 2022– On the day, the government will organize a workshop based on organic farming. Farmers will receive new ideas from organic farmers to prevent problems such as soil erosion and water wastage. Farmers will be trained with the lessons of organic farmers so that agricultural production can be improved and strengthened.
  • May 19, 2022– There will be a nearby veterinarian/livestock for farmers during Agriculture Awareness Month. New ideas will be generated for raising awareness among farmers.
  • May 20, 2022– This is Farmer’s Market Day where attendees will be exposed to new agricultural products. The market will be organized to help farmers.
  • May 21, 2022– There will be prizes and a cocktail during which the farmers who have done an incredible job in the field of agriculture. There will also be a celebration of the sector’s major achievements during the cocktail.
  • May 25, 2022– The government will organize a training program for the production of roots, bananas and plantains. The training program will also help generate new ideas to improve crop yields so that farmers can get a good price and gain benefits.
  • May 26, 2022– While continuing the training program, the government will welcome field visits from farmers to improve the production of roots, bananas and plantains.
  • From May 27 to 31, 2022– The Nevis Department of Agriculture will also host the distribution of seedlings for farmers nationwide.
  • May 28, 2022– There will be a new open day for river farmers.

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