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Farming As A Business

Farming as a business is a rewarding form of employment, says the Ministry of Agriculture’s farm management principal agriculture officer, Joape Waqabaca. He made the comment while closing the Crop,
23 May 2015 09:47
Farming As A Business
Participants of the Crop, Livestock, Land Use and farm management training at the Friendly North Inn in Labasa.

Farming as a business is a rewarding form of employment, says the Ministry of Agriculture’s farm management principal agriculture officer, Joape Waqabaca.

He made the comment while closing the Crop, Livestock, Land Use and Farm Management training in Labasa yesterday.

The workshop was facilitated by the Land Resource Planning Division at the Friendly North Inn in Labasa yesterday.

A group of crop and livestock extension officers from the North were reminded to inform farmers of the importance of proper cropping system.

“The officers have learned a lot, especially looking at options available for farmers or alternatives that would be the best solution to meet their personal objectives,” Mr Waqabaca said.

“They can see farming as a business that is a rewarding form of employment, which would alleviate poverty, increase the gross domestic product and better utilisation of land.

“Now the participants would be able to develop farm business plans for farmers by preparation of property reports, management reports and better farm plans.

“They would also develop project proposals and interventions that will address farmers’ problems and market opportunities for agricultural commodities.”

Now the officers can advise farmers on the options available to them and also farmers have been urged to keep records of their production.

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