The Council Of Ministers approved St Maarten’s first ever National Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries policy presented by the Ministry of TEATT.
For years, BAPS has advocated and put the importance of agricultural development on the agenda for the Ministry. We also urged the Prime Minister to help develop sustainable agricultural production and to give it a prominent place in the ‘Landspakket Economische Ontwikkeling’.
The 10-year policy roadmap proposes renewed forms of agriculture towards sustainable food and land use systems, livestock and fisheries management including investments in key infrastructure for greater and more sustainable impact.
We call on the Ministry to enter into discussions with Farmers and Agri-entrepreneurs now in order to develop regulations in collaboration so that they can now further implement their plans to realize the necessary developments.