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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Reports
Date:  5/15/2012 
Agriculture and Food Availability
19. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has indicated that with respect to:

I. Providing citizens with adequate and timely access to ‘safe and nutritious’ food

20. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through a technical assistance programme to improve food safety in The Bahamas. The Project has completed several activities which include an assessment of the food safety system in The Bahamas and the drafting of a modern, Food Safety and Quality Bill which will replace the Food Act, 1985.

21. Additionally, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has indicated that the residents of Simpson Penn Centre for Boys cultivate products on a small scale that allows the Government to save on spending for some vegetables.
Paragraphs: 23 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  5/15/2012 
II. Supporting the promotion of investment in agriculture to tackle issues affecting access and availability that lead to chronic malnutrition

22. The most significant investment has been the Tree Planting Programme, which sought to increase the availability of citrus, particularly limes and tropical fruit like mango and avocado. The Ministry has also sought to improve the Packing House and Produce Exchange facilities to allow greater access to locally grown produce.
Paragraphs: 24 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  5/15/2012 
III. Supporting efforts of repositioning agriculture and rural issues as priorities in our national strategies

23. The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has prepared a Five Year Plan for the agricultural sector which has been endorsed by the Cabinet of The Bahamas.
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