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    Plans To Commercialise Dragon Fruit

Plans To Commercialise Dragon Fruit

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) recently organised a Dragon fruit field day at their Sigatoka farm as part of its efforts to release

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    SCHS Trial Test To Be Held At Lautoka

SCHS Trial Test To Be Held At Lautoka

A trial test on the implementation of the Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS) will be carried out this week at the Port of Lautoka following the successful collaboration at a

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    Wema Villagers Urged To Treat Farming As A Business

Wema Villagers Urged To Treat Farming As A Business

Villagers of Wema in the province of Navosa have been encouraged to practice skills learnt during the training conducted through the Fiji Agricultural Partnerships Project (FAPP), in order to treat

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    Support For Smallholder Farmers Tops Agenda At Agriculture Workshop

Support For Smallholder Farmers Tops Agenda At Agriculture Workshop

Permanent Secretary for Agriculture David Kolitagane said the strengthening of rural agricultural advisory services in Fiji would contribute immensely to achieving the long-term vision of the Ministry of Agriculture. A

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    Ministry Releases New Dalo And Kumala Varieties

Ministry Releases New Dalo And Kumala Varieties

These Taro Leaf Blight tolerant varieties to our farmers will ensure improved dalo resilience to this devastating dalo disease that is present in Pacific Island countries: Seruiratu   A new

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    Serua, Namosi Farmers Urged To Increase Potato Farming

Serua, Namosi Farmers Urged To Increase Potato Farming

The Ministry of Agriculture as part of its outreach to farmers conduct­ed a training for farmers from the provinces of Serua and Namosi on the implementation of correct husbandry practices

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    Yam Show To Boost Production Up North

Yam Show To Boost Production Up North

It also strengthened the co-ordination between farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture: Provincial Administrator   A one-day show aimed to boost yam production in Vanua Levu was organised in Savusavu

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    More Improvements Needed In Kava Sector

More Improvements Needed In Kava Sector

  Cakaudrove, Kadavu, Lomaiviti and Bua are the major kava-growing areas in Fiji with some 64 per cent of registered growers located in these provinces. This was highlighted in the

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    EUROPEAN UNION HANDS OVER FIELD TRAINING EQUIPMENT

EUROPEAN UNION HANDS OVER FIELD TRAINING EQUIPMENT

Ministry of Agriculture, Permanent Secretary, David Kolitagane last week received field training equipment and training materials to enhance the ministry. This is through the extension officers to further support farmers

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Navunimono Group Turns To Ginger For Spiritual Growth

  Navunimono Group Turns  To Ginger For Spiritual Growth

  Youth of Navunimono, Verata in Tailevu found inspiration in farming to help them in their spiritual and religious journey.

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Revamping Exercise Promises Better Efficiency

  Revamping Exercise Promises Better Efficiency

The Ministry of Agriculture has recent­ly established a procurement team. Permanent Secretary David Kolita­gane said this team was set up

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Embryo Transfer in Cattle Will Improve Productivity

  Embryo Transfer in Cattle Will Improve Productivity

Ministry of Agriculture had introduced embryo transfer reproductive technology in cattle to improve productivity in order to meet the market

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Agriculture Minister On Central Division Tour

  Agriculture Minister On Central Division Tour

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Inia Seruiratu is touring the

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Ministry to Build Pounds To Solve Stray Animal Issue

  Ministry to Build Pounds To Solve Stray Animal Issue

To curb the issue of stray animals in the Northern division, the Ministry of Agriculture will be building temporary pounds

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Ministry Assists Naitasiri Farmers

  Ministry Assists Naitasiri Farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture in the 2016/2017 financial year assisted 44 farmers develop potential land in Baulevu and Hookers Subdivision

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Assistant Minister Pillay Hear More Of Farmers Needs

  Assistant Minister Pillay Hear More Of Farmers Needs

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Viam Pillay, together with the senior managers from the Ministry met with farmers from Bua,

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Fiji, Indonesia Sign Agri Cooperation Agreement

  Fiji, Indonesia Sign Agri Cooperation Agreement

The Ministry of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture to strengthen agricultural cooperation

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Trip was to meet farmers on the ground, says Assistant Agriculture Minister Pillay

  Trip was to meet farmers on the ground, says Assistant Agriculture Minister Pillay

Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay last week concluded his week-long tour to the Northern Division. While on tour Mr

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Locally Produced Potato Seeds Planted

  Locally Produced Potato Seeds Planted

The Ministry of Agriculture is working closely with farmers around the country who are interested in potato farming. The potato

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Helping Our Dairy And Beef Industry Grow

  Helping Our Dairy And Beef  Industry Grow

Could embryo transfer technology be the answer for our beef and diary industry? At least those in the industry think

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Increased Honey Production Expected

  Increased Honey Production Expected

The Ministry of Agriculture is conducting a 5-day training on apiculture for agriculture officers in Tailevu.  During this training, all

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Embryo Transfer To Be Introduced Here

  Embryo Transfer To Be Introduced Here

The Ministry of Agriculture is working with biotechnology experts in developing the Sin Fiji. The aim is to develop a

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Farmers Urged To Utilise $3million Assistance

  Farmers Urged To Utilise  $3million Assistance

The Ministry of Agriculture has approved around $3 million worth of such assistance to farmers all over Fiji through their

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Ministry Survey Shows Farmers Recovering Well

  Ministry Survey  Shows Farmers  Recovering Well

  Assessments done by the Ministry of Agriculture indicated that farmers in the country are recuperating well after Tropical Cyclone

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Agriculture Awareness For Students And Parents

  Agriculture Awareness For Students And Parents

Three schools from the Nasinu-Nausori corridor were part of the agriculture show at the Pundit Shreedhar College in Wainibokasi, Nausori,

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Minister Outlines Work To Help Grow Coconut Industry

  Minister Outlines Work To Help Grow Coconut Industry

The Ministry of Agriculture is not only working on replacing fallen coconut trees but is also working on the rehabilitation

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Wainunu To Focus On Crops: Ratu Orisi

  Wainunu To Focus On Crops: Ratu Orisi

  The second round of district meetings in the province of Bua for over a period of nine days begins

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Ministry To Plant 14 Tonnes Of Potatoes

  Ministry To Plant 14 Tonnes Of Potatoes

The Ministry of Agriculture has begun planting locally produced seed potatoes in the Western Division for seed production. Senior Research

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Pillay: There Is Still Room To Improve Services

  Pillay: There Is Still Room To Improve Services

The Ministry of Agriculture staff in the Western Division are doing a great job, however, there is still room needed

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