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At Arnova, we have a multi-disciplinary team of qualified professionals and volunteers that ensure that our efforts to conserve the environment are sustainable and effective.

Research in St Kitts and Nevis

There are a number of research institutions operating in St Kitts and Nevis, across several different disciplines. The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) aims to improve lives through agricultural research. The St Kitts and Nevis division of CARDI is involved mostly with research and development on vegetables and integrated pest management.

In addition, the researchers at the University of the West Indies (UWI) working on the CARICOM Food Security Project work with St Kitts and Nevis’ Ministry of Education’s National School Dietary Services Ltd. As a CARICOM country, St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the Caribbean Health Research Council (CHRC) which works to promote and coordinate health research in the Caribbean. The Research and Documentation Unit of the government’s Department of Culture conducts research into the arts and traditions of the country.

CARDI St. Kitts & Nevis Overview
CARDI St. Kitts and Nevis is identified mostly with research and development on vegetables and Integrated Pest Management (IPM), especially for sweet potato production and the management of invasive species. However, with the closure of the sugar industry by the Government a greater opportunity has become available for agricultural diversification. Therefore, CARDI St Kitts and Nevis has expanded its research and development portfolio to include activities on hot pepper production and undercover / protected agriculture in support of the diversification process.

The Unit is also involved in livestock research and development. It is the focal point for the delivery of technical assistance to the small ruminant sub-sector by CARDI Livestock Scientists.

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