President's Day and World Food Day were celebrated on the 18th of November at Delap Park, where activities such as a walkathon, parade of floats, compost demonstration, cooking demonstration, Urok & Billfish Tournament, cooking competition, giveaway of local seedlings by the Ministry of NRC, Biggest Root Crops Award, and more commenced.
Preceding to the President’s Day and World Food Day activities held the opening ceremony, where Minister Alfred Alfred, Jr. delivered his remarks on World Food Day. Minister Alfred spoke on World Food Day coinciding with President’s Day and acknowledged the late President Iroijlaplap Amata Kabua. He shared that one of the late President Kabua’s visions included food security for the Marshall Islands. He went into further detail on the importance of food security and the efforts the local government has made in strengthening the development of food security. He explained the theme for World Food Day which was “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development.” He stated that to prevent residents from migrating, it is important to invest in food security and development in the outer islands. These are challenges that are addressed in the Agenda 2020 Framework, under Challenge 8: Improving the welfare of outer island communities.