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Anegada farmers can increase supply of eggs to Tortola – Hon R. T. O’Neal

Anegada egg and vegetable producers have been urged to market their produce more to break into supplying the other islands of the Territory. Photo: VINO.
There is sufficient land to allow farmers of Anegada to produce large number of crops for local markets. Photo: VINO
There is sufficient land to allow farmers of Anegada to produce large number of crops for local markets. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production. Photo: VINO
WEST END, Anegada, VI – Considering the extent of the growth of the populations at Anegada, Tortola and the other islands of the Territory, Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE challenged Anegada farmers to market their eggs more.

“Our population has increased now and so eggs that you produce can be marketed locally here in Tortola, same thing with vegetables that you produce here could be marketed on Tortola,” Hon O’Neal told the farmers at the opening ceremony for Farmers Week activity held on Anegada on Monday February 10, 2014.

He recalled the days when the populations were much smaller and egg production was a big thing on Anegada, they were more focused on marketing their eggs on St Thomas, USVI.

According to the district leader there is sufficient land to allow farmers of Anegada to produce large number of crops for local markets. “Even if we plant one tree, one banana tree or one avocado pear [tree], even if you plant five or six pumpkin or watermelon [trees] you would be adding to the production of vegetables and fruits that we need,” he stated also.

On the note of egg production at Anegada Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has noted in his message to the farmers which was read by Chief Agricultural Officer Mr Bevin Braithwaithe that Anegada farmers have ventured into diversifying their agriculture production.

“..and this is evident by the current egg production taking place right here. From all appearances, it is doing exceptionally well and it is my understanding that sales extend beyond Anegada’s shores to our main island of Tortola,” stated Dr Pickering’s message.

The Minister in his message had also promised the farmers of Anegada that his government will ensure that services provided to the farmers are improved especially in the areas of technical support and an increased availability of agricultural supplies.

4 Responses to “Anegada farmers can increase supply of eggs to Tortola – Hon R. T. O’Neal”

  • apple (12/02/2014, 15:01) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    We might need deeds eggs to throw in some faces next election
  • Airrion (12/02/2014, 19:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    First let me state that it is a beautiful thing to see all the hard work of the participants. What bothers me is when people from Tortola come to the sister islands for the event. Some of them have the nerve to bring their things things to sell also, and I am not talking about the prize winners bringing it just to show. Tortola have enough days and people to sell to while the sister islands only have one day. They are so greedy that they cannot see our sister islands day should be for just them so they can make some money too. If I was a politician I would not let them bring their baskets of goods since the sister islands have the same things.I was appalled to see the selfishness and Tolians need to know that others need to live too.
  • AC 360 (12/02/2014, 23:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so NDP boycott Anegada but will be there in droves to VG..set of hypocratics
  • ome eye roster (13/02/2014, 07:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many BVIsladner will appreciate this good program and the opportunity to purchase local stuff


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