Dear colleagues and members of the same philosophy, for those who may not be aware, the whole world is in a paradoxical situation of food production. For you who have read the 2008 slowfood world report on food and taste education activities know what am talking about. In some places Hunger is rampant and has become a permanent characteristic of some communities in
I know that the food crisis Vs the Credit Crunch temperatures are High right now and most of the families are food insecure but kindly allow me to officially and also honestly tell you what I feel can Change the Paradoxical situation which is also a great characteristic of Malnutrition in many parts of the world.
I appreciate the organizers of the great food meetings Such as the TERRA MADRE, and the Sustainable food summit to sensitize the public about basic food and nutrition facts. The Current Generation of young energetic people is able see some thing on the ground and have it done to bring about a positive impact how ever small it may seem to be. It is this very note that am presenting my case on the role of community and school gardens in ensuring food security in our communities. In any area, food remains a very important basic need that can lead to survival or collapse of any community. When things go wrong in the Garden, the whole house hold and hence community is bound to collapse and believe with me that young and energetic human resource in schools and community is the most critical and important asset any country can boast of. When this resource is better put to use, empowered and planned for through practical training, a country can easily be sure of sustainable development. This is also the case for Agriculture and food production. There is a serious need to pull more young, energetic and committed citizens of your area and build their capacity for sustainable food production and economic development. This work is already underway by such voluntary projects like our very own project DISC in