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Ministry and Bio-Tech Ltd working to improve agriculture sector

June 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Bio tech Limited and the Agriculture Ministry are working towards modernizing the agriculture sector.

Biotech Limited Director Roderic Evers says the agriculture sector relies on the continuous supply of healthy planting materials to farmers.

Evers says tissue culture is one of the methods which can positively impact the agriculture sector.

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He says plant tissue culture is a collection of techniques used to maintain or grow plant cells, tissues or organs under sterile conditions.

“It signals potentially a new era for the agricultural sector in Fiji, it will contribute to the government’s initiative to modernize agricultural sector and to increase productivity.”

Biotec Limited is the first commercial tissue culture lab in the country to produce disease free planting materials through commercial tissue culture.

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