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St Lucia Network of Rural Women Producers Babonneau cluster supports the Breadfruit Festival

By Caribbean News Global contributor

CASTRIES, St Lucia – The St Lucia Network of Rural Women Producers (SLNRWP) Babonneau cluster has accepted an invitation to be part of the Breadfruit Festival organized by the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and the St Mary The Virgin at the historic school Annex from Sunday 31 July – Saturday 6 August 2022.

The Breadfruit Festival: A first of its kind in St Lucia, under the auspices of the Anglican Church

The Mission of SLNRWP Babonneau cluster is to empower rural women to improve their social-economic position through training, entrepreneurship and networking, inter and intra-regional trade, product development and cultural exchange.

Leralyn Anthony outlines that the SLNRWP Babonneau cluster was launched on 27 August 2008 under the umbrella of the Inter- American Institute for Co- operations on Agriculture (IICA). It is also a chapter of the Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers, (CANROP).

The group comprises an enrolment of 30 members, 15 of which are active. The members are engaged in a wide variety of income-generating activities with a prime focus on Ago-Processing.

The St Lucia Network of Rural Women Producers (SLNRWP)

Anthony highlights that their main products are flour, breadfruit, plantain, macambo, sweet potato, banana and cassava flour, dried fruits for snacks and fruit cake, relishes and chutney – Tamarind chutney and onion & pepper relish.

“ We believe that the Breadfruit and Breadnut Festival Festival provides another excellent platform to educate the general public and in particular the young people, as to how the country can tackle the challenges of Food Nutrition and Food Security. And we are overjoyed to collaborate with the Anglican Church,” Anthony added. “The exhibition starts with a Church service at 8.30 am 31 July, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church and the blessing of the exhibits continues for six days ending Saturday 6 August 2022. The event is part of the national Emancipation observance, under the theme – ‘Enkindling our Consciousness’”.

The SLNRWP Babonneau cluster agro-processing facility is situated at Fond Assau Babonneau @ 758 487 3383.

The Holy Trinity Anglican Church strategic planning team comprises Archdeacon Christian Glasgow, David Jordan and Cecil Charles, via email: chairmanfrieetad@gmail.com 

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