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MINISTER OF STATE
Sen. the Hon. Simon Stiell

PERMANENT SECRETARY
Responsible for Agriculture, Lands and the Environment
Mrs. Merina Jessamy (Ag)

Responsible for Forestry and Fisheries
Mrs. Marilyn Austin- Cadore

MISSION STATEMENT

A professional and highly motivated staff providing efficient, effective, quality services to the agricultural community (farming, fishing, forestry) to stimulate maximum production for local consumption, export and increased incomes through the sustainable use of natural resources.

VISION STATEMENT

An agricultural sector that is globally competitive, ensures food security and sustainable livelihoods for the nation, and the conservation of our natural environment.

MANDATE

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, led by Hon. Roland Bhola, Minister, has a mandate to contribute to the economic growth and sustainable development of Grenada. 

This mandate places agriculture as one of the pillars of Grenada’s economy as the country focuses on achieving a significant level of food security and economic growth from this sector.  While Grenada has recovered well from two hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, in various sectors, the agricultural sector was an exception.  Nevertheless, the Ministry is committed to the revitalization of the sector so as to restore its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.  

The renewed emphasis on agriculture focuses on a replanting programme for nutmegs, much of which was destroyed following Hurricanes Ivan (2004) and Emily (2005), rehabilitation of the cocoa industry and supporting value additions, expanding livestock development (especially small ruminants) and expanding fruit orchards.  Efforts are being made to get as much idle lands as possible under cultivation. 

In order to achieve these, the restructuring and re-organization of the Ministry is necessary in order to provide improved leadership and support services. 

The Ministry of Agriculture operates within an extensive legislative and regulatory framework. 

ROLE

The Ministry of Agriculture has responsibility for the following:

  • Implementing Grenada’s Agricultural Policy;
  • Implementation of the National Forestry Policy;
  • Translating and implementing other national policies relating to its mandate;
  • The development and management of an agricultural strategic plan;
  • Developing and implementing programmes that are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound;
  • Supporting programmes that would contribute to the economic and social well being of stakeholders;
  • Creating and maintaining an environment for enhancing productivity and competitiveness in the agricultural sector;
  • Facilitating the production of safe food;
  • Education and training – developing and implementing public awareness programmes and training stakeholders;
  • Collaborating with regional and international agencies including CARICOM, OECS, CARDI, IICA, FAO, EU and GEF;
  • Evaluating and strategizing to improve the management and delivery of all its function.

STRUCTURE

The Ministry is comprised of the following Divisions:

  • Administration
  • Agronomy
  • Bio Technology & Research
  • Extension
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Land Use
  • Farm Machinery/Mechanization
  • Pest Management
  • Produce Chemist Laboratory
  • Tissue Culture Laboratory
  • Veterinary and Livestock

The Extension, Land Use, Veterinary & Livestock and Agronomy Divisions are located on the Third Floor of the Ministerial Complex. Other departments and offices are located as follows:

STATUTORY BODIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

  • Grenada Cocoa Association (GCA)
  • Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association
  • The Grenada Food and Nutrition Council (GFNC)
  • Minor Spices Association

The Extension, Land Use and Agronomy Divisions are located on the Third Floor of the Ministerial Complex while the Fisheries and Lands & Surveys Divisions are located on the 2nd Floor. Other departments and offices are located as follows:

Pest Management Lowthers Lane, Tanteen St. George
Produce Chemist Laboratory Tanteen, St. George's
Tissue Culture Laboratory Tanteen, St. George's
Soil Laboratory Mirabeau, St. Andrew's
Farm Machinery Mechanization   Mirabeau, St. Andrew's
Laura Livestock Station Laura, St. David's
Propagation Station Mirabeau, St. Andrew's
Propagation Station Ashenden, St. David's
Propagation Station Maran, St. John's
Forestry Forestry Division Queen's Park, St. George's
Eastern Agricultural District Office Grenville, St. Andrew's
West Agricultural District Black Bay, St. John's
Northern Agricultural District Office Plains, St. Patrick's
Southern Agricultural District Perdmontemps, St. David's
Mt. Gazo Forest Reserve Mt. Delice, St. George's
Annandale Forest Reserve Annandale, St. George's
Grand Etang Forest Reserve Grand Etang, St. Andrew's
Grand Etang Nursery Grand Etang, St. Andrew's
Perseverance Bird Sanctuary Perseverance, St. George's
Mt. Hartman National Park Mt. Hartman, St. George's
Melville Street Fish Complex Melville Street, St. George's
Gouyave Fish Market Gouyave, St. John's
Victoria Fish Market Victoria, St. Mark's
Duquesne Fish Market Duquesne, St. Mark's
Sauteurs Fish Market Sauteurs, St. Patrick's
Grenville Fish Market Grenville, St. Andrew's
Cold/Bait Room Facility Waltham, St. Mark's

 

Annual Agriculture Review 2009 (PDF 6.27MB)

Annual Agriculture Review 2008 (PDF 7.20MB)

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (Administrative Division)
Third Floor
Ministerial Complex
Botanical Gardens Tanteen, St. George’s
Tel: (473) 440-2708/3078/3083
Fax: (473) 440-4191
E-Mail: agriculture@gov.gd

 

 

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