Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2019 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, in his address to the nation to observe World Food Day 2019 on October 16, said that this occasion presents his Ministry with the opportunity to draw attention to the hungry; those in danger of going hungry, and those who are far removed from going hungry but are not eating healthily.
The Honourable Minister noted that as a result of unhealthy eating habits, there has been an increased incidence in non-communicable diseases, leading to the occurrence of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and diseases of the heart.
“For that reason, I call your attention to this health crisis—and Read More
The following is an address delivered by Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), to mark World Food Day observed on October 16, 2019.
Fellow citizens and residents,
I take this opportunity to greet you on the occasion of World Food Day 2019. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on October 16th in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The activities associated with World Food Day provide an opportunity for us here in Nevis to join nations around the World in the fight against hunger. Latest FAO estimates show that Read More
St Kitts and Nevis is fully behind the global observance of World Food Day on Wednesday, October 16. That’s being emphasized by Minister for Agriculture, Eugene Hamilton. Wednesday will be a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger, and the Federation has planned several activities this week to make its own impact on the occasion. That includes a local market day the following day, Thursday.
Agriculture Minister Eugene Hamilton tells WINN FM that the event will provide an opportunity to support the local farming community while also giving the nation an opportunity to eat healthy.
The Agro Strip outside the Newtown Playing Field is the area set aside for this.
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