THE Ministries of Agriculture and Education have joined forces, with financial support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), to host an exposition among secondary schools, promoting the use of Cassava and other root and tuber crops.
The activity has been scheduled for Wednesday March 13, 2019 on the grounds of Clendon Mason Memorial Secondary School, in Dennery from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The objectives of the exercise are to help students sharpen their culinary skills, encourage the use of local foods in meal preparation and to encourage students in preparing home-cooked nutritious meals. The expo will also be used to acquire market exposure in the tourism industry and local commercial sector and to encourage self-employment among the youth.
This activity is targeted at forms three and four students, who have opted for Food and Nutrition and Health Sciences at the CSEC Level. Students are to prepare two or more items of cassava-based dishes (sweet and savory dishes) along with other root and tuber crops using the root itself, the flour, farine and cassava mash.
Organisers are calling on the general public to give support to the Wednesday’s initiative.