On World Food Day, Agriculture Minister E.P Chet Greene reiterated the government’s commitment to achieving food security for all.
He aligned Antigua and Barbuda with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasized the importance of water security in meeting the country’s growing agricultural needs sustainably.
The government is fortifying its infrastructure with strategic investments in Reverse Osmosis (RO) services, new dams and ponds, and sustainable water management techniques to ensure consistent water supply and usage efficiency across the food production chain.
As water is the essence of sustenance, the catalyst for growth, and the promise of resilience, Greene called for the responsible utilization of water resources to preserve this invaluable asset for future generations.
He announced a calendar of events that reflects the government’s unwavering commitment to nurturing sustainable food systems and educating society on their significance, including the distribution of food packages and seeds and seedlings to vulnerable communities and educational initiatives to promote awareness and understanding of responsible water usage and sustainable agricultural practices.
Greene expressed his gratitude to the dedicated farmers, committed stakeholders, and all those whose tireless work contributes to the prosperous agricultural sector.
He urged every person to march forward towards a future where every person enjoys access to nutritious food, where lands are nurtured sustainably, and where water security remains a priority to sustain the lives that depend upon it.