FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 APRIL 2011
'EAT JAMAICAN' ROAD SHOW IN PORT ANTONIO THIS FRIDAY
The campaign is a project of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
"Hunger and food insecurity are stomping all over countries of the world and our response must rise to the level of the challenges caused by this crisis," commented Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. "Population growth, changing diets, urbanization and unsustainable methods of farming and production are blamed for this current crisis. But whatever the reason, one thing is sure our response to this global phenomenon has got to be local. It is imperative that we find a sustainable solution.
"As we take this concrete step to achieve food security in our country, we are extremely grateful that the European Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have partnered with us in funding this campaign."
Visitors to the
RADA (Rural Agricultural Development Agency) representatives will also be on hand to encourage Jamaicans to 'Plant Up Yuh Backyard', and will be distributing brochures with helpful tips for backyard gardening.
In the past two weeks,
The Eat Jamaican campaign has also been supporting the farmers' markets throughout
Director, Communication & Public Relations
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
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Tel: +1 876 978 2352
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Staci Smith & Cleo Walker
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