Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources & Family Island Affairs made World Food Day presentations to community organizations

(BIS Photos/Betty Vedrine).

From: Bahamas Information Services

In commemoration of World Food Day (October 16) Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs, Leonardo Lightbourne (front row, fourth right in first photo) presented several organizations with a variety of agricultural products to boost their community gardens. Representatives from several charities and organizations including: The Willamae Pratt School for girls, The Simpson Penn School for boys, Bahamas Faith Ministries and Family of Faith Ministries on Friday were presented with soursop, breadfruit and banana trees, eggs and locally made jams for their organizations.

Mr. Lightbourne said this was done as an incentive to encourage community and backyard gardening with the goal of one day reducing the country’s reliance on imported food, thereby shortening the current food bill.

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