Country Profile

The twin-island Federation of St Kitts and Nevis is a part of the Leeward Islands and covers a total land area of 269 km². Similar to many of the other OECS countries, the contribution of agriculture to the GDP continues to decline with the service sector including tourism, offshore banking and manufacturing ascending in economic importance as the main economic drivers. Over the years, the Government’s has embarked on an agricultural diversification programme with a focus on crops such as hot pepper, roots and tubers (cassava, white and sweet potato), vegetables and livestock. The economy continues to be vulnerable to global financial challenges and adverse weather conditions.

Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Strategic Plan 2018-2022

For the strategic period CARDI St. Kitts & Nevis will focus on research and development on vegetables and Integrated Pest Management (IPM), especially for sweet potato production and the management of invasive species. The Unit will expand its research and development portfolio to include activities on hot pepper production and undercover / protected agriculture, water and resource management in support of the diversification process. The Unit will also be involved in sorrel industry research and development for the OECS

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Contact Information

Contact Information

Kistian Flemming  
CARDI Representative / Climate Change and Development Specialist
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Mailing Address:
CARDI St Kitts & Nevis
P.O. Box 479
North Pelican Drive
Bird Rock
St. Kitts and Nevis

Phone: (869) 465-1498 / 2846
Fax: (869) 465-3285
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