- James Reid has been named as the Department of Agriculture’s Food Security Ambassador
- As an ambassador, James will help promote the DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant program and create awareness to the public on ways of “ensuring sustained food security, food accessibility, and affordability”
- James volunteered for the position and his appointment as ambassador is free of charge
The Department of Agriculture (DA) announced that it has designated James Reid as Ambassador on Food Security.
DA spokesperson Noel Reyes said as a food security ambassador, James will be responsible for promoting the agency’s Plant, Plant, Plant program.
In a statement, DA said James will help spread the messages to the public on ways on how to ensure “sustained food security, food accessibility, and affordability.” He will also encourage the youth and other advocates on the important roles of farmers and fishers, their hard work, and their valuable contributions to the country.
According to the DA, James volunteered for the position and his appointment as ambassador is free of charge.
On the official Facebook page of the Department of Agriculture, they shared a recorded video of James expressing his appreciation.
He said, “It is my honor to use my voice to support the farmers and fisherfolk of the Philippines.”
“For me the farmers and fisherfolk are the backbone and heartbeat of our economy. So I’d like to encourage the younger generation to be more involved and support the farmers and fisherfolk,” he added.
On Instagram, James also proudly shared his excitement over the appointment.
He posted a photo of him hugging a plant and wrote, “LETS GROOOW! Thank you to the Department of Agriculture and Secretary Dar for trusting me with the role of Ambassador of Food Security. Thanks for the gift. Can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on during quarantine! #plantplantplant.”