Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Release Date:
Thursday, 7 March 2024 - 2:16pm

Remarks By Director Of The Department Of Agriculture And Fisheries Mr. Theodore E. James

On The Occasion Of

Agriculture And Fisheries Exhibition And Market 2024

Saturday, March 02nd, 2024


Welcome to the opening of the Agriculture and Fisheries Exhibition and Market Days! It is with great pleasure and excitement that we gather today to celebrate and promote the sectors of agriculture and fisheries. As we come together under the theme "Sow the Seeds of Sustainability, Youth Fueling Food Security", we are reminded of the essential role these industries play in shaping a sustainable and secure future for all.

In the spirit of this theme, we are called to reflect on the significance of nurturing sustainability and empowering the youth to become champions of food security. Today, as we mark the beginning of this important event, we are presented with a unique opportunity to explore, engage, and inspire one another towards building a more resilient and prosperous agricultural and fisheries sector.

The theme "Sow the Seeds of Sustainability, Youth Fueling Food Security" embodies the essence of our collective responsibility to cultivate practices that not only sustain the environment but also ensure the well-being of future generations. It is a call to action for all of us to make conscious and impactful decisions that will safeguard the integrity of our natural resources and foster a harmonious relationship between humanity and the environment.

Moreover, the theme highlights the indispensable role of the youth in shaping the future of agriculture and fisheries.

As the next generation of leaders, innovators, and stewards of our planet, the youth are pivotal in driving the advancements and transformations necessary to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Their energy, creativity, and vision are essential in fueling initiatives that promote food security, technological innovation, and sustainable practices.

Today, as we embark on this remarkable journey through the Agriculture and Fisheries Exhibition and Market Days, we have the opportunity to witness first-hand the ingenuity, dedication, and resilience of our farming and fishing communities. We have an opportunity to learn from their experiences, to support their endeavors, and to celebrate their invaluable contributions to our society.

Throughout these days, we will have the chance to engage with a diverse array of agricultural and fisheries products, services, and technologies, all of which represent the embodiment of sustainable practices and the promise of a prosperous future. We will also have the privilege to interact with the passionate individuals who are the driving force behind these innovations and initiatives.

As we navigate through the various exhibitions, displays, and market offerings, let us be inspired by the stories of triumph, perseverance, and innovation that are woven into the fabric of the agriculture and fisheries industries. Let us take this opportunity to forge new partnerships, exchange knowledge, and explore opportunities for collaboration that will further our collective efforts towards a sustainable and food-secure future.

In closing, I would like to express my deepest appreciation to all the participants, organisers, sponsors, and supporters who have contributed to making this event a reality. Your dedication and commitment to the advancement of agriculture and fisheries are truly commendable, and your efforts have not gone unnoticed.

I encourage each and every one of you to immerse yourselves in the wealth of knowledge and inspiration that this event has to offer. Let us sow the seeds of sustainability and empower our youth to become the harbingers of food security. Together, let us embark on this journey with renewed vigor and determination, knowing that our actions today will shape the landscape of tomorrow.

Once again, welcome to the beginning of our Agriculture and Fisheries Exhibition and Market Days. May this event be a testament to our unwavering commitment to a sustainable, food-secure, and prosperous future for all.