Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Affairs

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Great Bay, Sint Maarten — In recognition of “World Food Day, observed each year on October 16, the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) in partnership with Space less Gardens will offer an eight (8) week program on Agro ecology starting on November 9,2020.

The Agro ecology project is of high priority and special interest to the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labor Affairs and by extension, the Department of Community Development, Family & Humanitarian Affairs (CDFHA) because it underscores its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals 1 “the eradication of poverty & 2 “reduce hunger”.

Additionally, the Agro ecology program is a recent addition to and compliments CDFHA’s growing list of key interventions such as the “Social Bank” and the “Backyard Gardening” program in an effort to combat hunger.

Further, the program aims is to “improve the skills and knowledge of targeted registered participants and less fortunate members of the community through a diverse hands-on educational program that focuses on agro-ecology and home gardening”, promote food security and encourage the community to grow what they eat and eat what they grow.

For additional information please visit or contact any of the following Help Desks:
Cole Bay Help Desk +17215203415; St. Peters Community Help Desk +17215484633; Dutch Quarter Community Help Desk +1721-5203415.