Decline Seen in St Kitts Agricultural Production

SAINT KITTS - There were mixed results, mixed performance, in the Federation’s agricultural sector in 2005, with several problems plaguing food crop and livestock production.
calendar icon 30 May 2006
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A Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) report stated agricultural production in St. Kitts/Nevis declined in 2005 due mainly to adverse weather conditions, which affected crop growth and resulted in reduced yields.

Pork production increased significantly to 68,000 kilogrammes in 2005, from 61,900 kg in 2004, due to improved husbandry practices facilitated by training workshops and extension services by the Department of Agriculture.

In contrast, beef and mutton production were lower in 2005 despite improved extension services and the continued promotion of the marketing initiative in the use of locally produced meat.

Source: Sun St Kitts

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