St Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan Sign Agreement on Agriculture


Above: St Kitts (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting cooperation in the agricultural sector.

The agreement represents a “new phase of cooperation in agriculture with an initiative aimed at vegetable, fruit and upland crop, quality and safety improvement,” according to a government statement.

The agreement was signed at Taiwan’s Embassy on Friday between St Kitts and Nevis Agriculture Minister Nigel Carty and Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador in the twin-island federation, Ambassador Miguel Tsao.

“Immediately we are going to embark on setting up two laboratories (1) for soil fertility analysis and the other for rapid detection of pesticide residue respectively and then start operating this project,” Tsao said. “I do believe the modus-operandi of joint-venture will sustainably bring this bilateral cooperative project to a new height.”

St Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan have been collaborating on a number of developmental projects in recent years, from solar panel installation to an agro-tourism project.