Environment Unit of the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and Environment
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, led by Hon. Roland Bhola, Minister, has a mandate to contribute to the economic growth and sustainable development of Grenada.
This mandate places agriculture as one of the pillars of Grenada’s economy as the country focuses on achieving a significant level of food security and economic growth from this sector. While Grenada has recovered well from two hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, in various sectors, the agricultural sector was an exception. Nevertheless, the Ministry is committed to the revitalization of the sector so as to restore its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
The renewed emphasis on agriculture focuses on a replanting programme for nutmegs, much of which was destroyed following Hurricanes Ivan (2004) and Emily (2005), rehabilitation of the cocoa industry and supporting value additions, expanding livestock development (especially small ruminants) and expanding fruit orchards. Efforts are being made to get as much idle lands as possible under cultivation.