St. Thomas

St. John


Committee Economic Development and Agriculture


Block I 10:00 AM-1200 PM

Bill No. 34-0047 – An Act requiring the Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands to create a plan to develop a seed banking program to store and preserve seeds for preservation against climate change, natural disasters and for other situations that could lead to total annihilation of crops, plants and other fauna and flora

Invites Testifiers:

Honorable Positive T.A. Nelson, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture

Usman Adamu, Ph.D.,  Director, University of the Virgin Islands, School of Agriculture

Lunch 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

 Block II 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

 The Committee will receive testimony, not limited to, updates on the overall administration and operations of the farming and fishing industries, to include any updates from respective departments regarding outstanding hurricane and COVID relief funding. Additionally, the committee will discuss ongoing efforts to improve both our local farming and  fishing industries

Invited Testifiers:

 Honorable Positive T.A. Nelson, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture

 Honorable Jean-Pierre Oriol, Commissioner, Department of Planning and Natural Resources

 Nicole Angeli Ph.D., Director, Division of Fish & Wildlife, Department of Planning & Natural Resources

Local Farmer and or Representatives

Local Fishermen and/or Representatives


Sep 08 2021


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Kenneth L. Gittens


Senator Kenneth L. Gittens
(340) 773-2424
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