With the aim of increasing food security amid the global challenges agriculture officials in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are calling on the youth to get more involved in the sector.
Delivering an address in observance of World Food Day on Sunday, Chief Agricultural Officer Renato Gumbs says it is imperative that children get more involved at an early stage.
“In order for us to continue to produce and survive we have to be more productive, more efficient and the young people are the future”, said the officer.
Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Nerissa Gittens-McMillan noted that the old way of thinking about food and agriculture must be rejected and urged the embracing of a paradigm shift, to ensure “no one is left behind.”
The annual observance saw the return of face to face celebrations after a two year hiatus brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2022 World Food Day was held under the theme “Leave No One Behind: Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment, Better Life”.