#Nassau, October 18, 2018 – Bahamas – The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources in conjunction with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Education held a World Food Day National Ceremony at Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium on Tuesday, October 16, in observance of World Food Day 2018.
His Excellency Reuben Rahming, High Commissioner to CARICOM, addressed school students, Ministry officials and the public, saying “on this day the world pauses to focus on the growing problem of world hunger,” to increase awareness of this problem and to fortify our solidarity in the fight against hunger, malnutrition and poverty around the world.
Speaking on behalf of the Hon. Michael Pintard, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, he said the world can, however, achieve zero hunger, and this year’s theme, ‘Our Actions are Our Future: A #Zero Hunger World by 2030 is Possible’ presents a call to action to get us back on track.
In the message of FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva, “Zero hunger is still achievable if we join forces across nations, continents, sectors and professions, in the years that remain up to 2030. Taking action is not an option. It is a necessary step to a truly sustainable future for all. Our present actions determine our future. A Zero Hunger World by 2030 is still possible.”
Presentations of food items were made to Great Commission Ministries, the Bahamas Feeding Network and the Persis Rodgers Home for the Aged to assist with efforts in feeding the needy.
By Stirling Strachan
Photo Caption: CARICOM Ambassador HE Reuben Rahming addressed the audience on World Food Day 2018 at Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym on Tuesday. Also present were Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) President Tennyson Wells, and Ministry representatives.
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)