Caribbean boosts strategies to achieve food sovereignty
Georgetown, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) On the World Food Day, the Caribbean nations are promoting local development strategies to achieve food sovereignty and advance in the United Nations 2030 Agenda on zero hunger.
Under the slogan 'Grow, nourish, sustain, together. Our actions are our future', countries like Saint Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Jamaica and Guyana are accompanying the proclamation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and promoting actions to propitiate equitable and sustainable growth in the communities.
During this week, Saint Kitts and Nevis organized training courses for farmers, cattle raisers and fishermen with the goal of guaranteeing available, affordable and safe food for all citizens in the Federation.
In a message to the nation, Agriculture Minister Alexis Jeffers ratified the Government's technical support and availability to provide services and inputs, in order to increase productivity and reduce hunger.
In Jamaica, the Rural Economic Development Initiative of the Social Investment Fund promotes links among producers, service providers and buyers to improve the economies of small agricultural enterprises.
According to Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green, the program bets on the progress of the agroindustry by providing easier loans, cool storage facilities, improvement of the security network and subsidies.
In Grenada, the Farm Labor Support Program favors incorporating technology into the productive sector, on the basis of a renewed approach without compromising the sustainability of ecosystems and the environment.
The Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana underlined the priority granted by the Government to the reactivation of the agricultural sector and, in that regard, it has implemented plans to boost the fishing industry with access to better revenues and markets.
FAO reported on its website that more than two billion people in the world lack regular access to harmless, nutritional and enough food, and called to diversify crops to preserve the planet.
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