Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, in his address to the nation for World Food Day 2018 on October 16, said that the importance of this occasion is to focus on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal #2 on Zero Hunger.
“We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in reinforcing key development outcomes and ensuring the inclusion of all groups of society in development as a means to combat inequality, vulnerability and poverty,” he stated.
Minister Hamilton noted Read More
On this thirty-eighth anniversary of World Food Day we give honour to the highest for his goodness towards humanity.
While every day of our lives we work towards food security, special focus has been brought today by the United Nations on hunger, and on the millennium goal that promises to achieve zero hunger by 2030.Embedded in that promise, is the challenge to ensure food availability, affordability and access.
We therefore use this occasion to create awareness about the global objective.
We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, will address the nation on World Food Day 2018, which is celebrated every year on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. On this day, people from around the world come together Read More
The Ministries of Agriculture and Environment forge forward with the implementation of the FAO funded project “Assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Integrate the Agricultural Sectors into Climate Change Priorities and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”.
This project will comprise two outputs, mainly
1. Strengthening Technical capacities for innovations in climate adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector and
2. Integrating the Agricultural sector and food security priorities into national climate change strategies, action plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Presently, the FAO funded Climate change Project is seeking small scale Replicable or creative/innovative projects that could minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. Impact from intense storms or hurricanes which could give rise to strong winds and/or flooding, increase in temperatures and changes in our rainfall patterns are just a few potential Read More