Worker Harvesting Sea Cotton On The Island Of Nevis
November 11, 2008
The export of Sea Island Cotton resumed recently on Nevis and the Department of Agriculture received US$95,000 from the Japanese markets for 9,500 pounds of raw lint, its first sell abroad.
Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Robelto Hector welcomed the export and cited that the Administration’s move to re introduce cotton cultivation in 2007 was part of its plan to diversify the economy. He said cotton was a notable foreign exchange earner.
Mr. Hector told the Department of Information on Tuesday November 11 that cotton production would have a positive effect on the island’s economy.
“Nevis is not known to have exported anything in a very long while. From the Agriculture side of things we are exporting cotton. We are [also] looking at taking our agro process produce unto the export market and the multiplier effect would be felt.