DoA helps ‘feed the nation’, governor says

| 08/10/2019 | 0 Comments
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(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper said the Department of Agriculture (DoA) played “an important role in providing local farmers with the tools which will enable them to feed the nation”, following a tour of the department last month. Noting that agriculture was “a crucial part of our livelihood in the Cayman Islands”, Roper said he was impressed with the work done at the DoA “and the commitment and passion of the staff”.

He was accompanied on the tour by Wilbur Welcome, the deputy chief officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as Director of Agriculture Adrian Estwick, Assistant Director Brian Crichlow, Senior Veterinary Officer Dr Larry Caven and Financial Administrator Veronica Mutuva.

The tour included the DoA administrative offices, laboratory, abattoir, plant nursery, animal rescue shelter, sales warehouse, veterinary clinic, orchard, compost section, and the recently completed post harvest building.   

At the end of the tour, Estwick presented the governor with a basket of local agricultural produce. He said, “I am glad that we had the opportunity to provide Governor Roper with an understanding of some of what we do here at the Department of Agriculture.”


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