Tuesday, May 26, 2020

James Reid Named Department of Agriculture's Ambassador of Food Security

James Reid
Image: James Reid

Actor-singer James Reid is now part of the team that will promote Philippine agriculture.

On Tuesday, singer-actor James Reid took to Instagram to announce his new role as the Department of Agriculture’s Ambassador on Food Security. James 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!”

Secretary of Agriculture William Dar said the 27-year-old artist took on the role of ambassador pro bono.

Image courtesy of the Department of Agriculture
On Reid’s Instagram stories, he featured a photo of him during the DA’s celebration of Farmers and Fisherfolks.

“And big thanks to @internationalsps for donating sanitation tents for the employees of the DA,” he wrote in the post.

James Reid via IG Story

In a recorded video message shared on the Agriculture Department's Facebook page, Reid 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.

The department has yet to announce the projects lined up for the Filipino-Australian celebrity.

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