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Goat industry to be developed

July 10, 2018 6:50 pm

The Agriculture Ministry will look into the development of the goat meat industry as announced in the new national budget.

$200,000 has been allocated for goat extension development to supply quality breeding stock to cluster groups and commercial goat farms.

A further $1 million has been injected to establish a goat meat industry through the provision of services and infrastructural development, aimed to further improve the supply of affordable and quality meat into the market.

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Minister responsible, Inia Seruiratu says they are working on establishing brucellosis-free farms in the next financial year.

“Just seeing bullocks working in the farm does not mean there is no agriculture revolution. I can’t imagine in that line of thinking. All revolutions are simply born out of an idea, a vision, a dream and revolutions have strategic intent.’

Seruiratu adds that revolution in the field of agriculture and disaster management is a key focus this year.

He says the opposition is trying to create fear amongst people by saying there is no revolution in the agriculture and disaster management areas which is untrue.

On NDMO, we have completed the draft of the national disaster risk reduction policy. This is in line with a framework for disaster risk management and disaster risk reduction.

He says the Government is thinking strategically in every line of work they do.

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