Gov’t seeks to find out how much produce farmers are growing in BVI
As the subject of food security increasingly becomes a priority for the BVI, the government has launched a survey to better understand the types and quantities of agricultural produce grown in the territory.
Director of Agriculture & Fisheries, Theodore James said the survey is a precursor to conducting site visits to farmers in the territory.
This exercise will begin in September.
“We know our farmers are producing food, but we do not know how much. Data from the survey will provide the necessary baseline data that is lacking to support policy decisions,” James stated.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Dr Natalio Wheatley said the information derived from the survey would provide government with valuable insights as they continue to support the development of local food production.
He further urged all farmers, including commercial, semi-commercial or backyard gardeners, to participate in the exercise.
The survey will be available until August 31.
To access the survey, persons can visit bit.ly/agriproductionbvi.