Shola the Farmer: from the backyard to a full-blown organic farm

Photo TIM VAN DIJK Farmer Shola(1)

PHILIPSBURG – Farm today or die tomorrow. That was the in-your-face text on a billboard in front of the agricultural ministry in Anguilla several years ago. Agriculture in St. Maarten has always been a bit of a sideshow with a few locals – like Bushman, Joselyn Richardson and Denicio Wyatte – among the few who make serious work of it. More...

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Denicio Wyatte with greens
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 10th, 2017

AGRICULTURE ON ST. MAARTEN – The Case of the Illusive Nut

~ A six part series on agriculture published initially in email newsletter ~ Part 1 – Why we should store up food like animals Ever stop to wonder why so many animals store up food for the More...

By Online Editor On Friday, March 3rd, 2017

“We need agriculture to heal ourselves again”

GREAT BAY – In light of the call by nutrition activist Rose Rumnit for St. Martiners to begin taking agriculture seriously, a local agriculturalist is advancing that opinion. Ras Bushman, one of the island’s More...

herd of domestic white goats in stable
By Online Editor On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Six out of seven Dutch farms disappeared since the war

THE HAGUE – The Dutch farming sector has been transformed since the war by massive consolidation that has seen six out of every seven farms disappear, new figures show. A study by the Central Bureau for Statistics More...