Great Bay—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.
“I am looking forward to the start of this program as it helps food sustainability, supports small farms that are diverse, and most importantly promotes a healthy diet”. Minister Panneflek said.
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 +17215203415.
Register on line through: https://forms.gle/Jd9EBwxpy3Tg2rmM6.