Farmers invited to ‘talking agriculture’

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For the second time in recent weeks, stakeholders in the field of Agriculture will be coming together at one forum, to take a closer look at the growing sector and make recommendations for improvements where necessary. This comes as local officials push towards achieving the global goal of a hunger free society by the year 2030.
The session will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. this afternoon at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre and the target audience will be Agricultural suppliers, Traders, Farmers, Backyard Gardeners, housewives and others with a special interest in the sector.
Senior Extension Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture Owolabi Elabanjo explained that a similar exercise was conducted last week at the same venue with officials from the Ministries of Education, Health, Social Transformation, Finance and representatives from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI).
The back to back talks on Agriculture form part of extended activities for World Food Day, which was officially observed on October 16.
“We will be talking about how do we want to see our Agriculture. Who is at fault? What do we need to do? How do we go about it? We would like to see as many people as possible even the general public and different people involved in food.
“Since the year 2012 Antigua and Barbuda started the first zero Hunger programme and we need to continue to be at the forefront because we started it in this region, are we going to remain behind or forge ahead? The minister will go, the Prime Minister will go, but we are still going to be here,” Elabanjo said.

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