Agriculture Ministry to support farmers
December 4, 2019 12:20 pm
Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy
There is huge potential for the agriculture sector to contribute to Economic growth.
Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy says this can’t be achieved unless land – the most critical factor of in agriculture – is properly used.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Nanukuloa Agriculture Station yesterday, Dr Reddy said there are tracts of land which need to be brought under agriculture.
“In January we will be outlining a new package that we want to put forward to bring that land under agriculture. To do that we are also gearing up to support farmers through technical advice.”
Dr Reddy says Fiji is at the stage of growth where basic infrastructure and facilities need to be provided for Fijians in rural areas to prevent urban drift.