Oct. 16, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands presents its annual World Food Day celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday on the St. Croix campus. This year's theme, "Water: Source of Food Security, " focuses on the essential role water plays in ensuring sustainable food resources for a growing world population.
UVI's campus grounds will be set up fair-style with food and fresh produce on sale. The free celebration includes workshops, field tours, children's games, a Caribbean cook-off competition and a vegetable seedling distribution. Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights and Glamorous Sounds will provide entertainment.
During the official opening, UVI's Vice Provost for Research and Public Service Dr. Henry Smith will give the keynote address based on the theme.
World Food Day activities are sponsored by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station.
Community members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive.
Highlights include:
– 1-2 p.m.: Official Opening
– 1-4 p.m.: Caribbean CookOff Competition
– 2-3 p.m.: Field Tour
– 2-2:45 p.m.: Workshops: Drip Irrigation, Food Demonstration (for children), Hot Pepper Production
– 3-3:45 p.m.: Workshops: Safe and Healthy Drinking Water, Citrus Production
– 4-4:45 p.m.: Workshops: Aquaculture Options for the V.I., Food Demonstration, Poultry Production
– 4-5 p.m.: Field Tour

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