St Helena : A NATIONAL AGRICULTURE POLICY FOR ST HELENA
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Public Relations Information Office) 07.04.2013 (Article Archived on 21.04.2013)
St Helena’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan highlights that whilst tourism will be the largest activity driving development of our economy, it will not be the only activity.
A NATIONAL AGRICULTURE
POLICY FOR ST HELENA
St Helena’s Sustainable Economic Development Plan highlights
that whilst tourism will be the largest activity driving development of our
economy, it will not be the only activity.
Agricultural enterprise, including smallholdings, will
continue to be important private sector activities in developing the economy
and providing food products for residents and visitors to St Helena.
As a result, and after a period of detailed consultations
and a workshop with stakeholders of the agriculture sector, private sector
producers, merchants, St Helena National Trust, St Helena Government and
Enterprise St Helena - ‘Growing Forward’ a draft Policy and Implementation
Strategy has been established to guide development of the sector over the
medium term. This document is being made available for further consultation
today for a period of 6 weeks until Friday 3 May 2013.
An electronic copy of the
document is available on
the homepage of the SHG website (www.sainthelena.gov.sh) and paper copies will be available from
ANRD by contacting the ANRD Receptionist at Scotland on telephone 4724.
The document will form
the basis for national planning for agricultural development on the Island and
will be co-ordinated by SHG through the new Environment and Natural Resources
Directorate’s - Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (ANRD).
Targeted meetings will be
arranged with interest groups within this 6 week period and the ANRD policy
team will be available for a public discussion on the draft document mid-way
through this period. An advertisement will be made nearer the time with details
of venue and time.
Comments and suggestions
are welcome and can be made to the Director of Agriculture and Natural
Resources, Darren Duncan, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the
ANRD Office at Scotland. All responses to the draft document will then be
considered by the policy team and presented to the Natural Resources,
Development and Environment Committee as part of the process to agree a final
draft for ExCo approval.
26 March 2013