UWI to plant 105 breadfruit trees for World Food Day

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    UWI will celebrate World Food Day on Wednesday (October 16th) by planting 105 breadfruit trees.

    The theme for 2019 is “Building a Zero Hunger Generation” and UWI wants to commemorate it by bringing attention to how climate change affects food production and agriculture locally.

    Apart from his concerns about current hunger and undernourishment issues, Dr Wayne Ganpat, Dean of the Faculty of Food and Agriculture, has stated the need to cultivate a variety of indigenous crops and more land to grow them.

    With regard to the breadfruit trees, by the time they reach maturity in late 2021, UWI will also mark the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture.

    It was first established as the West Indian Agricultural College in 1921.