President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has returned to Malé City, late this morning, upon concluding his visit to Thaa Atoll Kandoodhoo

During the trip, President Solih participated in several activities held in commemoration of National Farmers' Day and World Food Day.

The President officially inaugurated the food security program, fertigation system, and food exhibition and joined the official reception celebrating National Farmers' Day and World Food Day this year.

Speaking at the official reception, President Solih said that the government will work with local councils to ease the difficulties in leasing lots from inhabited islands for farming activities.

President Solih speaking at the official reception held at Kandoodhoo/ Photo: President's Office

the President stated that certain challenges limit the progression of the farming industry. Citing the issues accentuated at yesterday’s “Farmers Forum”, he emphasized that space constraints on inhabited islands had restricted some opportunities for the industry to thrive, given most farming is carried out in inhabited islands. He added that the administration will work with local councils to seek long-term lots at reasonable rates for farming activities.

October 15 is celebrated as National Farmers’ Day while October 16 is celebrated internationally as World Food Day.

President's Office said that the primary goal of annually commemorating National Farmer's Day is to recognize farmers' efforts and contributions to ensuring food security.

The day further aims to promote the farming vocation while also connecting the day to World Food Day, allowing farmers to showcase their products and plan events in conjunction with the days.