Department of Agriculture

Overview of Department:

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for:
  1. direction & implementation of policy,
  2. legislation,
  3. conservation, management and sustainable utilization of natural resources and
  4. provision of professional advice on natural resources.
The Department of Agriculture provides services in the areas of agriculture (crop and livestock), fisheries, policy, and legislation and compliance.  These include agricultural and fisheries awareness and promotion; production and marketing support services; technology transfer; pest management; environmental management (e.g. soil conservation of farmlands); management of agricultural and fisheries development programmes; policy advice; compliance checks; and legislative reviews.The Department maintains vital linkages with related agencies and organisations at the national, regional and international levels, including national producer organisations and NGOs.

Vision

The premier agency for the provision of high quality dynamic agricultural development, conservation and regulatory services to primary producers, processors and the general public in support of national development

Mission

To redevelop agriculture (crop, livestock, aquaculture and fisheries) and the other natural resource sectors using traditional and emerging techniques and technologies, to satisfy local demand and to target specific markets for export of fresh commodities and value added products, thereby promoting food security, sustainable livelihoods and foreign exchange earnings and savings.

Services

  • Crop, Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries outreach services
  • Sale of vegetable seedlings
  • Veterinary services
  • Sale of veterinary medicines
  • Sanitary and phytosanitary services
  • Tillage operations
  • Haulage (livestock)
  • Abattoir
  • Sale of irrigation supplies

Department News

Director of Agriculture

Melissa O'Garro

Main Contact Details

Ministry of Agriculture, Brades, Montserrat, MSR1110

Tel: 664-491-2075

Email: ogarrom@gov.ms
 
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