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UVI School of Agriculture to Observe World Food Day

On Sunday, Oct. 17, the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture (SOA) Cooperative Extension Service will observe World Food Day from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Join us in our second virtual experience of this event. The program will include a formal opening ceremony, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment, and free vegetable seedlings. This year’s World Food Day theme, selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is “Our actions are our future - Better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.” 

Each year, three agricultural products are highlighted, and this year’s selections are pepper, papaya, and goat. The seedlings distribution will start at 1 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the VI Department of Agriculture.  

The World Food Day opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. followed by educational workshops on pepper, papaya, and goat, until 6 p.m. via Zoom.  

The Zoom ID is 993 3904 8458.  

Persons who attend the educational workshops will be eligible to receive additional seedlings. World Food Day, which is officially celebrated on Oct. 16, but observed worldwide during October, brings attention to the plight of the hungry and undernourished in the territory and the world.  

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link.