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Ministry Works On Dry Spell Issue

Despite the dry weather conditions affecting most parts of the country the Ministry of Agriculture is working with various stakeholders to assess the situation. Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and
30 Sep 2014 13:28
Ministry Works On Dry Spell Issue
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Despite the dry weather conditions affecting most parts of the country the Ministry of Agriculture is working with various stakeholders to assess the situation.

Inia Seruiratu

Inia Seruiratu

Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu said a team from the ministry organised the tour last week to visit places in the Central and Western divisions to assess the situation.

“We are looking at options on the necessary steps that will be taken and awaiting advice from the Meteorological office on the weather situation,” Minister Seruiratu said.

“We will be meeting with the various stakeholders and the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport regarding the water crisis that is affecting most parts of the country,” he said.

Minister Seruiratu highlighted that considering governments steps in reducing import bill with the current dry spell, we will need to implement mitigating plans for the future.

“Our focus for now will be reducing and managing risks to be able to minimise the effects of dry season for our farmers,” he added.

With the contingency plan already in place, Minister Seruiratu is adamant that consultations with various agencies will be able to mitigate and manage such risks in future.

 

 




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