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Waibuta hopes guidelines will help

February 10, 2016 5:35 am

More than 50% of the land in Fiji today is customary owned.

Speaking at a workshop on the guidelines of land owners to engage in sustainable agricultural practices, Acting Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Uraia Waibuta says he hopes the workshop will help.

Waibuta says the National Participatory Land Use Planning Guideline Workshop will help customary land owners to be more vigilant while engaging in agricultural practices.

‘Ninety percent of the Land in Fiji is customary owned and this will be the targeted area for the land use planning guideline work so how well what they should be doing, what sustainable ways of carrying out agriculture products and practices so that is the whole purpose of the workshop today’.

Waibuta adds the use of these guidelines will also help with the sector in engaging to sustainable agricultural practices.

Participants of the workshop are Agriculture representatives from various Agriculture Offices in around the country.