The importance of investing in food security and other aspects of agricultural development will be among the areas to be explored when the Ministry of Agriculture hosts a number of activities to mark World Food Day.
Under the theme: Change the Future of Migration – Invest in Food Security and Rural Development, the activities will get under way on Friday, October 13, with a Farmers’ Market at the Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church, Headquarters from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Patrons attending the event will get the opportunity to see cooking and beverage-making demonstrations by agronomists and other resource persons, purchase agricultural produce, fruit trees and plants, get free health checks and participate in the plant clinic, among other activities.
The featured event on Saturday, October 14, will be a walk and farm tour from 6:00. to 9:00 a.m. The meeting point for the tour is Kendal Farms, St. John and walkers will visit Chickmont Farms and Bowmanston Pumping Station.
On Sunday, October 15, farmers, agricultural officials and other stakeholders in the industry will give thanks for a bountiful harvest during a church service at Covenant Life Teaching Centre, Green Hill, St. Michael, starting at 8:30 a.m.
On World Food Day, Monday, October 16, Investing in Food Security is the theme of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s lecture at the Ministry’s headquarters starting at 10:00 a.m. Celebrations will also include presentations and a field day highlighting non-traditional crops.