21st October 2020, 3:15pm Press Release
Department of Agriculture - Agronomy Meeting - 28 Oct 2020.
3rd September 2020, 3:00pm
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecast has been released and calls for the number of named storms and hurricanes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast calls for a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms of which six to 10 could become hurricanes, including three to six major hurricanes. The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season saw 18 named storms, six of which were hurricanes, including three major storms. A major hurricane is one that is Category 3 or stronger on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
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The Department of Agriculture seeks to develop sustainable agricultural production in order to promote measures of self-sufficiency and food security (compatible with economic reality) for the Cayman Islands. To preserve and protect the state of health and well being of plants and animals and to indirectly promote the wellness of residents through dynamic planned development.
Provide agricultural supplies to farmers, backyard gardeners and the general public to support agricultural production, throough the sale of:
Regulate the importation and exportation of plants, plant products and aggregate to prevent the entry and movement of plant quarantine pest. Administer plant health programmes to:
Promote the safe use, handling and storage of pesticides and of the regulation of importation and distribution of these products.
Provide a service to the community to:
Provide training and educational interventions; marketing, agri-business, promotional, public relations and logistical services to support the development of the Agricultural Sector and the enhancement of National Food and Nutrition Security. This includes the production and publication of:
Provide support to commercial farmers and backyard gardeners in the production of crops and proper care and maintenance of plants. This includes provision of:
Provide Animal Husbandry services to optimize the productivity of livestock at the farm level, through:
The Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture provides an abattoir facility and service for the slaughter and dressing of livestock for human consumption in compliance with the regulations and departmental standards. In preparation for slaughter, the following should be noted.
To arrange for slaughter services, persons should call 345-926-2212. Please be prepared to provide your name; telephone number; type and number of livestock that needs to be slaughtered; the preferred date for delivery of carcass/meat and where should be delivered to.
Provide ambulatory medical and surgical service to farm animals including after-hours emergencies. Regulate the importation and exportation of animals and animal products to protect the health of animal and human populations from the entry and movement of animal pests and animal and zoonotic diseases. Administer programmes to:
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