Weather Fiji, Suva   Max 30°C, Min 23°C

Fiji Sun

SUNBIZ

Farmers Need Training: Tuitubou

Farmers Need Training: Tuitubou
Minister for Youth and Sport Laisenia Tuitubou.
August 07
09:52 2015

Farming is becoming a highly specialised skill and farmers need the proper training and support.

These comments were made by the Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou during the official closing of the Western Division Agriculture Show yesterday.

The Minister who was the Chief Guest at the event stressed the importance of support for farmers to effectively carry out their work.

Mr Tuitubou explained the Government’s five year plan through the 2020 Agriculture Policy was to modernise Fiji’s agriculture sector and craft local farmers as the most competitive and successful in the region.

“The Policy also allows easy market access as well as providing farmers with proper education and support for sustained livelihoods.

“It will allow Government to effectively assist big commercial, semi commercial and small rural farmers alike achieve success and earn more income for themselves and their families,” he said.

Mr Tuitubou said related to the policy is the emphasis on encouraging young Fijian farmers to take up farming as a profession by showing them that it can offer solid career prospects.

Feedback: stella.moresio@fijisun.com.fj

 

Related Articles

you said it
"I support it 200 percent, I am with FRU, the country and the people of Fiji. We want to bid to get one of the HSBC stops in Fiji."
Waisale Serevi
Sevens Legend

Fijisun Online @Instagram