The British High Commission in Honiara on Monday 18th
January handed over millions of vegetable seeds and
gardening tools to the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands
and Nauru, His Excellency Dr. Brian Jones handed over the
more than 5 million vegetable seeds and about 618 gardening
tools to the Ministry.
“Every new seed planted
brings hope. And in 2021, a sign of hope for the future is
even more important,” remarked High Commissioner Jones
when handing over the items.
He said the UK Government
is proud to support the Ministry of Agriculture and
Livestock replenish its stocks of vegetable seeds and garden
tools, to ensure that they can support vulnerable gardeners
across the provinces.
“At this time of year, as we
face cyclone season, a good supply of seeds is the best form
of savings account in the rural areas. Even if a disaster
hits and damages vegetable gardens, a supply of seeds can
get people’s gardens growing again and restore food
security. And as low-lying areas of Solomon Islands face
uncertainty in the future from climate change, food security