Mission: To sustain a diversified national income base from
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and enhance the integrity of
rural livelihood systems: by generating the capacity for efficiency
and the competitive production and marketing of respective goods
Extension and Advisory Service
(54 extension staff in 2009)
Public Research Institutions with Extension Unit
Agricultural Policy Brief, 2009-2015
An excerpt that pertains to extension:
"Objective 1: To increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the island’s agriculture.
In-spite of the indicators that show declines in the measured gross output, agriculture, that is the chain from farm-to-table, remains of major significance to the Government’s national growth objectives and soci-economic development. Government’s core strategies to promote growth and socio-economic development involve fostering a commercialized and an agri-entrepreneurial approach to farming.
Government will pursue the following policy measures in this regard:
will be placed on promising areas for commercial investment.
IICA Annual Report 2009: IICA's Contribution to Development of Agriculture and Rural Communities Saint Lucia. www.iica.int/Eng/regiones/caribe/SaintLucia/IICA%20Office%20Publications/annual%20report%202010.pdf