Harris praised the group while delivering his message to officially launch celebrations for World Food Day. These activities were started last Saturday with a food fair and exhibition at the Sandy Point public market.
Harris said it was this group of farmers that recently revived the public market in Sandy Point. He described them as a vibrant group of young model farmers, led by Lionel Stevens.
Harris congratulated the farmers for their consistent provisioning of agricultural produce to the people of Sandy Point and the neighbouring communities and for their strong commitment to be part of the global alliance to end hunger.
Dr. Harris also went on to state that his Ministry was so proud of the Sandy Point Cooperative Society Limited that they have recommended Mr. Seaton, the president of that cooperative as a focal point at a hemispheric alliance to address hunger in the hemisphere.
World Food Day activities run from 15th October to 21st 2011.
On Monday, the activities continued with officials delivering talks in a number of the high schools around the island.