Eleven students receive 99-years farming lease
June 23, 2017 8:40 pm
It was a historic achievement for eleven students who just completed their Agriculture studies in Nausori as they received commercial agriculture leases from the government yesterday.
Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the students now have a ninety-nine year commercial agriculture lease.
He says farming hasn’t always been seen as a modern day profession or a financially viable proposition, however these lease hand-out can be a way to encourage young Fijians to get into farming.
“Where very young enthusiastic farmers who we hope will contribute to off course to the growth of our economy and we believe off course that there’s a lot of opportunities from an economic perspective if we are to have a modern day farming.”
The leases will be used for agricultural purposes through the iTaukei Land trust board.