Speaking recently in St. Kitts, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for the Caribbean, Mrs. Florita Kentish, spoke of the importance of promoting agriculture as a viable career path for young people:
Mrs. Florita Kentish, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean is promoting agriculture as a profession in which young people can make a profitable living.
This was revealed during a St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service exclusive, while Mrs. Kentish was in the Federation chiefly to present 2011 World Food Day Essay Competition Awards to three Washington Archibald High School Students. She emphasized that demonstrating to young people the possibilities in agriculture is critical.
“I think the organization needs to ensure that young people in all walks of life in the region recognize that agriculture is indeed important, valuable,” Mrs. Kentish emphasized. “They can work in every sphere of it, either directly in production, value-added careers in agriculture. They can work in all facets of agriculture and make very decent livelihoods.”
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