Secretary of Agriculture Temarama Anguna-Kamana. 18092836
‘Water is Life, Water is Food, Leave No One Behind’ is the theme for this year’s World Food Day event which will be held tomorrow, October 13.
by the Ministry of Agriculture with the support of To Tatou Vai and Climate
Change Cook Islands, the event at Terevete Park will take place from 8am until
for Agriculture Temarama Anguna-Kamana is calling on the public to join them and
support farmers, floriculturists and vendors at the event.
previous World Food Day commemorations, we have numerous vendors who will be
setting up stalls to sell fresh vegetables, root crops, floriculture, cooked
food and crafts,” Anguna-Kamana said.
year, we have two new supporting partners joining us – To Tatou
Vai and Climate Change Cook Islands because of their vested interest in
this year’s theme – Water is Life, Water is Food, Leave no one behind.”
said the two organisations will have booths to promote their message of the
importance of water and its conservation.
two new partners join Cook Islands Tourism, Te Marae Ora, Business Trade
Investment Board (BTIB), Te Maraurau o te Pae Apii in supporting the Ministry
of Agriculture in commemorating the annual World Food Day.
also have the Chefs Association again, joining
us with preparing sample dishes for the patrons to taste but
also for the students to enter in to simple cooking competitions.”
on this year’s theme, Anguna-Kamana said: “As the theme says, Water is Life,
Water is Food. Water is one of the world’s most precious resource, it is the
foundation for life and food. It improves our livelihoods by reducing
hunger and poverty. We need water to survive! Our plants, our animals, our
communities. We cannot survive on food alone.”
must consume and manage our water resources wisely because the availability of
this precious resource is under stress from economic development and climate
said there is added pressure on water resources due to extreme weather events
such as drought and flooding and “we must respect our water resources and
become champions in caring for this natural resource”.
“Each one of us must
make a collective commitment to conserve our water resources. No reira e te iti
tangata, kia akamaroiroi tatou I te aka papu’anga I to tatou turanga vai no te
tuatau ki mua.”