Our vision is to be the premier catalyst for sustainable agricultural production, institutional change and agricultural development in the agricultural sector through training; application and adoption of appropriate technology; and provision of resource, information and services.
The Department of Agriculture provides and manages cost effective information technology, resources and services to support the Agricultural Producers (farmers), certified consultants, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders involved in the developmental process of the agricultural sector.
A permit is required to import or export any plants, agricultural products or animals (including pets). It is necessary to obtain a plant quarantine phytosanitary certificate for fruits and vegetables being removed from the territory. Animals must have import or export certificates and appropriate vaccination and veterinary health certificates.
The Department of Agriculture has an office at the Terrance B. Lettsome Airport, where Agricultural Officers conduct plant and animal quarantine duties. For animals and produce arriving by sea, the Department requires 24 hours notice of arrival, so that appropriate arrangements can be made for inspection of relevant papers. Information and application forms are available from the Department of Agriculture.
The Department of Agriculture, in its efforts to enhance and sustain agricultural development in the Territory, provides a wide range of services to our Agricultural Producers (farmers) and other stakeholders. These services are provided by the Headquarter at Paraquita Bay and the substations in the sister islands.
• Engineering Services
• Plant Production, Plant Protection and Quarantine Services
• Extension, Marketing and Research Services
• Veterinary Services
• Livestock Development Services
• Administration, Finance and Procurement Services
• Substation Services