Junior Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture Hon Livingston Herbert says Nevis like other members of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been encouraged to hone the practice of linking agriculture to the other sectors of the island’s economy and to consolidate and strengthen linkages that have already been established.

He made the comment on Monday in a televised addressed to mark the 25th anniversary of World Food Day which was observed on Sunday October 16, 2005 under the theme Agriculture and Intercultural Dialogue, It’s Our Common Heritage.

Mr. Herbert said the success of honing the practices of linking agriculture was dependent on people, their attitude, expertise and skills and the use of their financial resources as they mingled with others.

“As a people we want to preserve things indigenous and inherent in the way of life of the many nationalities among us. We are challenged therefore, to have respect for each other’s culture and seek to find areas that are common in our desire to promote harmony among our friends and neighbours,” he said adding that agriculture and intercultural dialogue are a part of the common heritage which reminds people that agriculture is more than an economic activity.