“Let us all work together in collaboration with nature rather than dominating it using readily available materials. As we come together and mark this important event, let us all grow our different types of food; eat more nutritious foods which meet the dietary needs for healthy life.” These were the words of the Lautoka City Council Special Administrator Mr. Josefa Vucago launching FRIEND’s World Food Day celebrations 2009 in Nasoata , squtter community located on the outskirts of the city. A week prior to the 16th of October, which marks the World Food Day, the programs team prepared the community empowering them with knowledge on square foot gardening and composting. The day of the event was filled with anticipation and excitement, with everyone getting to know a lot more about the importance of their diet, growing own food and buying locally.


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