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Agriculture Ministry lacks key skilled staff: Seruiratu

July 15, 2015 1:19 am

The Agriculture Ministry is lacking key skilled staff in its research facility at the livestock and crop division.

Minister Inia Seruiratu says the research facility is important for government as development is driven by research.

He says the facility has lost some of its skilled staff and the Ministry is looking for people to take up the vacant posts.

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’’We need vet officers, we need pathologists, we need plant breeders, animal breeders, chemists, and there is a lot that we need in here. We hope that people will be enticed to come and contribute and of course have a career in agriculture.”

Seruiratu says the Ministry is also sending out staff on short term and long term courses to upgrade their skills to cater for the loss.

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