Region needs common food, nutrition security goals – Ramsammy
By Desilon Daniels
A month after floods ravaged St Vincent and the Grenadines and other Caribbean countries, leaving hunger and homeless in their wake, Minister of Agriculture Leslie Ramsammy is once again emphasizing the importance of achieving food security.
Besides Guyana, St Vincent is the only Caribbean country to have attained the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger before the 2015 deadline. However, during the annual accountability seminar of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) held yesterday, Ramsammy pointed out that events such as the torrential floods which destroyed lives, crops, and infrastructure in St Vincent can easily stymie the food security goals set by nations.