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Farmers encouraged to form cluster groups

December 20, 2015 5:20 pm

The Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to form Cluster groups for the purposes of ensuring a mass production of agricultural crops for the local and export markets.

The Ministry, at a four-day Cluster training at the Navua Agriculture Station, highlighted this concept to Serua and Namosi farmers.

Agriculture acting Permanent Secretary, Uraia Waibuta said the practice of forming Cluster groups comes from the Fijian concept of Solesolevaki – meaning working together as a group with the same mindset and goal.

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Waibuta adds the practice is already part of i-Taukei culture in fact the world already believes that it was the best method one could get.

Forty one participants from eight villages in the Province of Serua and Namosi attended the training from the villages of Naimasimasi, Sabata, Masi, Waibogi, Wainadiro, Deuba, Sawadrau and Navunikabi.

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