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Agriculture Ministry reassures their commitment to farmers

October 17, 2019 6:50 am

The Permanent Secretary for Agriculture Ritesh Dass has assured farmers that the Ministry is committed to their development.

Dass says it’s vital to encourage farmers to have faith in the agriculture sector as its one that can boost our local economy.

The agriculture sector remains important to Fiji’s economy for income generation and food security.

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Dass says the Ministry is aware of the great need of bridging the rural and urban divide by building the infrastructure that is needed.

“It’s our commitment that we will work with you hand in hand to ensure that we find the markets for your produce and in doing so we will make sure that you and your family have access to everyday things that everybody desires”

Fiji’s Agriculture Sector accounts for seven percent of Fiji’s GDP, the sector supports the livelihoods of 27 percent of Fiji’s population, and is the main source of work for more than 83 percent of Fiji’s rural population.

 

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