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Hurricane Preparedness on the Farm

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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Department of Agriculture
181 Lottery Road, Lower Valley
Bodden Town
Grand Cayman
P: (345) 947-3090

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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.

Sales of Agricultural Inputs

Provide agricultural supplies to farmers, backyard gardeners and the general public to support agricultural production, throough the sale of:

  • Livestock feed; Fertilizers; Pesticides and other Miscellaneous agricultural supplies.

Plant Health (Plant Protection & Imports)

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:

  • detect and prevent the entry, establishment and spread of new plant pests
  • identify, manage and control existing plant pests

Promote the safe use, handling and storage of pesticides and of the regulation of importation and distribution of these products.

Animal Welfare & Control

Provide a service to the community to:

  • reduce the number of stray and neglected animals
  • educate residents on matters of animal welfare
  • investigate complaints of inhumane treatment of animals
  • inspect licensed (animal related) operations to ensure compliance with the conditions of their operating license

Agriculture Sector Development Services

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:

Agronomy (Crop Production)

Provide support to commercial farmers and backyard gardeners in the production of crops and proper care and maintenance of plants. This includes provision of:

  • Technical advice and Extension services
  • Vegetable seedlings and young fruit trees for planting
  • Land Clearing and Tree Crop Husbandry Services for Commercial famers.

Livestock Production

Provide Animal Husbandry services to optimize the productivity of livestock at the farm level, through:

  • Operation of a livestock extension service provision of technical advice on livestock nutrition, housing and infrastructure
  • Operation of a coordinated National Livestock Identification System
  • Operation of a coordinated National Livestock Genetic Improvement System through the use of Artificial Insemination

Abattoir Services

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.

Animal Health (Veterinary Services & Imports)

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:

  • prevent the entry, establishment and spread of new animal pests and diseases
  • identify, prevent the spread of and manage existing animal pest/diseases

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