PHILIPSBURG — As part of Economic and Community Development, celebrated during the month of October, the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset focused on highlighting and promoting Agriculture on St. Martin.
Agriculture plays a fundamental role in the economic growth of major countries worldwide. However, the agriculture trade on St. Martin has been overlooked as a viable industry for sustainable growth.
The goal of agriculture sustainability is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset in supporting and promoting local economies, decided to highlight the importance of agricultural trade through a series of interviews with some of our local agriculturalists. The club interviewed Denicio Wyatte of Spaceless Gardens and ECO St Maarten Research and Development Foundation, Ras Bushman of the Freedom Fighters Ital Shack, and Ras Touzah Jah Bash of “4Real we Agree with Culture”. Each agriculturalist took the members of the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset through a tour of their gardens and provided knowledgeable information on the benefits of investing time and resources in our agricultural development.
The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunset would like to thank all three agriculturalists for entertaining the club and providing insight on the importance of agriculture and its role in the development of an eco-friendly and sustainable industry for economic growth.
The general public is encouraged to view the Mini Docu series via the club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rotarysxmsunset.
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