Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate
The Agriculture and Natural Resources Directorate is located within the lush green suburbs of the Island in the area known as Scotland, some five miles away from Jamestown where all of the other St Helena Government offices are situated.
The Directorate contributes to the quality of life on St Helena through implementation of agricultural, forestry, fisheries and natural resources programmes and the provision of services to producers and the general public. The Directorate aims to promote and preserve St Helena’s agricultural community and be responsible stewards of its natural resources.
These programmes and services are delivered through the Directorate’s five Divisions of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environmental Conservation and Administration.
The Agriculture Division’s primary functions and services in support of agricultural production include:
Agriculture policy to further the interests of the industry as well as, helping to increase the visibility of the industry.
Irrigation services to producers.
Licencing and leasing of agricultural land and buildings to producers for arable and livestock production.
Extension services for arable and coffee production and horticultural activities.
Veterinary services to support livestock production and domestic animals.
Pest management services.
The main responsibilities and services provided by the Forestry Division include:
Forest policy to provide and manage a Forest Estate that is able to support a timber, fencing and firewood production role.
Silviculture activities: nursery, tree planting, prunings and thinnings.
Production activities: sawlog and fencing harvesting for the Sawmill; firewood harvesting, processing and sales.
Tree surgery services for the SHG Crown Estate and the public.
Grounds maintenance services for the SHG Crown Estate.
The Environmental Conservation Division’s key responsibilities are:
Implementation of endemic plant species recovery programmes.
Endemic plant nurseries and establishment activities.
Endemic habitat management and restoration.
The Administration Division’s main functions are:
Budget and Registry control.
Human resources and payroll.
Procurement and stores management.
Telephone: +(290) 4724
Fax: +(290) 4603
Agriculture & Natural Resources Directorate Scotland,
St Helena Island,
South Atlantic Ocean,