St Vincent Agriculture Minister urges Antigua to act on invasive snails

Giant African Snail

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Agriculture Minister wants the government of Antigua and Barbuda to do more to fight the invasion of the Giant African snail.

Saboto Caesar says he is worried that the snails could be smuggled into other country’s through the export of agriculture produce.

He was speaking to OBSEVER Media’s Shermain Bique-Charles at the start of a Climate Change forum currently underway in St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

He says the Antiguan and Barbudan government should focus on protective measures for traded goods.

St Vincent and the Grenadines Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar.

The snails which were first spotted in Antigua and Barbuda several years ago have already destroyed a large portion of crops around the island.

Farmers fear that it could wipe out the entire agriculture sector.

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