Ms. Yasmin Johnson Bio

Ms. Yasmin Johnson

Director of Plant Protection, BAHFSA

Throughout her 19 year tenure in the Public Service, Mrs. Yasmin V. Francis Johnson has served for in the Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment and Housing respectively, managing a department and coordinating a Youth Environmental Corps Program.

Some of her duties have included: plant propagation, redevelopment and redesign of gardens; identification, containment and treatment of plant pests and diseases; training of staff; planning and coordinating horticultural and environmental programs; managing projects; conducting agricultural assessments and offering agricultural advice to students and members of the public.

She is committed to fulfilling BAHFSA’s mission to protect and promote plant health, prevent the introduction of plant pests and diseases, promote the safe trade of agricultural commodities and to safeguard the country’s natural resources and the environment.

Yasmin’s vision is to see the advancement of a healthy and profitable agricultural sector and protection against threats of economically significant plant pests and diseases; the strengthening of plant health, quarantine and surveillance systems and the building of human, technical and diagnostic capacity.

She holds an Associates of Science in Biology and Agriculture from The College of the Bahamas; a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agriculture with Specialty in Ornamental Horticulture from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) and a Master of Science in Natural Resource and Environmental Management with Specialty in Climate Change from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill; and has successfully completed a number of professional management and technical training courses.

Yasmin is the daughter of Percival and Sonia Francis and is married to Glenn Johnson. She is the proud mother of Glenn and Iesha. She enjoys spending time with family and travelling.

Mrs. Yasmin V. Johnson currently serves as the Director of Plant Protection for the Bahamas Agricultural Health and Food Safety Authority (BAHFSA).