13th July 2017, 2:58pm Press Release
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season forecast has been released and it is predicted that there is a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 30 percent change of a near-normal season, and only a 20 percent change of a below normal season.
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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:
Provide a facility and service for the slaughter and dressing for human consumption in compliance with the regulations and departmental standards. Deliver carcasses to and onbehalf of clients.
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: