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Potentials In Agriculture

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, believes Fiji’s agriculture sector “has massive potential.” He said this while opening the SEED Policy Formulation
20 Jun 2015 11:49
Potentials In Agriculture
The Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu, with European Union co-ordination unit programme advisor and team leader, Michael Parker, yesterday in Nadi. Photo: Salote Qalubau

The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu, believes Fiji’s agriculture sector “has massive potential.”

He said this while opening the SEED Policy Formulation Workshop at Novotel Nadi hotel on Tuesday.

He said it was a positive sign that Fiji had partners and friends who were willing to assist in the Fijian agriculture growth.

“Fiji has immense potential in its agriculture sector and needs to share information with our regional partners,” Mr Seruiratu said.

“We need to have a climate smart resilient agriculture sector so that we can survive. Food security is one of the main issues when we talk about sustainable development.”

Mr Seruiratu said there needed to be a proactive approach when dealing with policy development.

“We need to be relevant and proactive and need to share information not only in Fiji, but in the region.

“The access and transfer of technology is important. I think we have been slow on that.”

He also spoke on the Fijian 2020 Agriculture Sector Policy Agenda.

“The policy will enhance and provide a more co-ordinated structure to the existing work and infrastructure within the Ministry and its partners,” Mr Seruiratu said.

“Government shall ensure that considerable investments already made within the industry are put to good use.”

He said the policy would strengthen the institutional arrangement and co-ordination among key partners and stakeholders.

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