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Bahamian Farmer Honoured As IICA’s ‘Leader of Rurality’

Nassau, Bahamas: Agriculture enthusiast and prolific farmer Deon Gibson has been recognized as a “Leader of Rurality” by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) recently. The “Soul of Rurality” award is an initiative by the agency specialized in agricultural and rural development to pay tribute to men and women who are leaving their mark and making a difference in the rural communities of the Americas, a key region for food and nutrition security and the environmental sustainability of the planet. Gibson is known as Gibby da Farma, which is also the name of his business where he advises other farmers on best agricultural practices. Gibson is also in charge of the farm at One Eleuthera Foundation. The organization aids rural communities in The Bahamas in beco...