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Additional concessions to Nevis farmers and fishers due to Covid-19 emergency

Updated: Mar 29

In our continued emphasis on the food security of #Nevis, the NIA has approved additional concessions to our #farmers and #fishers: 1. Registered Farmers will not pay for water for 6 months from April to September 2020 2. Registered Farmers will be provided with seeds and seedlings for food crops from the Department of Agriculture for free over the next 3 months from April to June 2020 3. Backyard farmers will be provided with free seeds and seedlings to boost production of short term food crops over the next 3 months from April to June 2020 4. Registered fishers will be provided with fish pot wire at a 50% reduced rate with the first roll free over the next 3 months from April to June 2020. I have directed that the Ministry of Agriculture immediately order more fish pot wire to satisfy this commitment 5. Fees at the government abattoir will be waived for registered livestock farmers over the period April to June 2020 6. All government fees on ploughing and preparing land for farming will be waived over the period April to June 2020 7. The government will provide free labour to help our farmers on their farms. #nevisprepared




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