World Food Day Agricultural Exhibition Tomorrow

The 33rd edition of World Food Day will be observed tomorrow under the theme, Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”.

Here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Agriculture will climax its celebrations with the hosting of an Agricultural Festival at Heritage Square in Kingstown from nine tomorrow morning.

The Ministry says a number of booths will be on display and will feature an exhibition of Agricultural Produce, Arts, Craft, Horticulture and there will also be a special feature on Farm Families.

An official opening ceremony will be held at 11am and will feature addresses by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Industry, Saboto Caesar, Permanent Secretary Raymond Ryan and Chairperson of the World Food Day Committee Cornelius Richards.

Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will deliver the feature address.

The ceremony will also feature a number of cultural presentations from various schools.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), says this year’s theme was chosen to as part of efforts to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers.

It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.