Jamaica Observer - Green calls on hoteliers to set up food banks for the vulnerable - Jan 13, 2021
Enjoy this article from the Jamaica Observer wherein the "Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, has challenged hoteliers to set up food banks for the distribution of excess food to the vulnerable in the society, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security in an effort to reduce the amount of food wasted in hotels...
Other initiatives recommended by the minister for the hotel sector included setting up of biogas systems, better provision of data through the Agri-Linkages Exchange (ALEX) platform as it relates to the type and quantity of produce required by each entity, and working with the ministry's technical team to provide better technical support for farmers.
“We are trying to build a market-driven agricultural sector… where hoteliers are providing us with this real-time information of their demands that I can then work with the farmers in relation to short, medium, longer term demands so that we can do appropriate planning,” Green said."
The United Nations Development Program in Jamaica praised the push for collaboration in the interest of food security on its social media.