Letter: Shine your light on Trinidad and Tobago

Dear Sir:

As we celebrate Divali, a religious festival, food and family is at its centre. The impact of natural hazards and disasters on agriculture, food and nutrition security, and family life remain in the hearts and minds of many citizens across the country; especially farmers, whose fortunes and livelihood are doubly impacted. Let this auspicious time serve the purpose of intensifying your love for God, fellow men, and our great Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

While many farmers in developing nations are vulnerable to natural disasters and risk losing their livelihoods; reports from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization indicate that they receive the least post-disaster aid, generally. A few years ago, with flooding disasters in agricultural areas of the United…

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