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Agriculture 

More Water To Come for Agriculture Sector

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs continues to broaden its scope to boost rain water harvesting across Antigua and Barbuda. Director of Agriculture Jedidiah Maxime said that apart from the importance of increasing water supply for general agricultural use, adequate water supply is also a big factor for the Agricultural Technology Cooperation Project between China and Antigua and Barbuda which is to fully come on stream shortly. The Agriculture Director said that the Ministry’s recently acquired Long Boom Excavator has already done a substantial amount of work at…

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Agriculture 

Agriculture Minister stresses the importance of Marketing to the Farming Community

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs has underscored the importance of a sound Marketing Plan if the agriculture industry and all stakeholders in Antigua and Barbuda are to receive meaningfully benefits. The Hon. Dean Jonas reiterated the point this week at a meeting with key agriculture personnel and representatives from the farming community. He stated that when he came into office earlier this year, a National Marketing Plan was not available and this was placed high on his agenda. Although work on the marketing plan is still in progress…

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Agriculture Minister Urges Attention To Veterinary Medicine

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs Hon. Dean Jonas has underscored the important role that Vets play in the health and well-being of the nations across the region. He made the point today at the Official Opening of the 13th Meeting of CaribVet Steering Committee which began at the St James Club on Monday. He told the delegates that they should continue to pay very close attention to the profession of veterinary medicine. He encouraged the delegates to develop better communications among themselves in an effort to further develop…

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