SporTT, Namdevco partner to support sports, agricultural development
By LOOP NEWS
The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SporTT) and the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO) have formalised an agreement to expand locations for Farmers’ Markets and provide nutrition advice and local food “fuel” sustenance for athletes and by extension the nation.
Speaking at the signing event, Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat noted that, “we eat for fuel and putting NAMDEVCO and SporTT to work together will ensure that persons know what fuel they need for their body especially when it comes to controlling Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases.”
The agreement will see in part, providing of access to suitable SporTT locations for NAMDEVCO Farmers’ Markets and collaboration with SporTT’s Elite Development & Performance Unit to develop meal plans for athletes using strictly local foods, by season and available at Farmers’ Markets.
SporTT Chairman Douglas Camacho added: “This partnership is off the mainstream as it comes and demonstrates the creativity of T&T especially in times when change is mandatory to survive a pandemic.”
The agreement once enabled, will also see food baskets being provided to athletes in need and athletes in the Elite programme.
NAMDEVCO will also be working with SporTT towards the development of healthy meal options and alternatives using local foods.
This as NAMDEVCO Chairman Dennis Ramdeen noted, “now is the best time to get creative to ensure the future food and nutrition security of the nation.”