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Northern Agriculture Show Begins

The Northern Agriculture Show 2015 begins today at the Subrail Park in Labasa. This year’s show is expected to be much bigger and better than previous years, says Principal Agriculture
07 Jul 2015 09:34
Northern Agriculture Show Begins
Agriculture staff in Labasa getting ready preparing for their display at Subrail Park in Labasa. Photo: PENI DRAUNA

The Northern Agriculture Show 2015 begins today at the Subrail Park in Labasa.

This year’s show is expected to be much bigger and better than previous years, says Principal Agriculture Officer North John Cox.

Mr Cox said: “All together there are 73 booths, compared to last year there were around 50 booths.

“Last year the show was only for three days and this year it will be a four day event.”

 

Sponsors

This year the sponsorship for the event has grew as there are more corporate sponsors.

“We have five business houses on board to help sponsor the oratory and farmers as well.

“These are Bank South Pacific, Fiji Development Bank, A.Hussein, Carpenters Hardware, Azaid Construction.”

Mr Cox highlighted that the ministry was fortunate that Grand Eastern Hotel has stepped in to sponsor the accommodation for the best farmer of the year award.

 

Programme

The show this year will be engaging schools into the programme through competitions.

“There will be oratory contest for schools, demonstration by our functional divisions and other stakeholders, cooking demonstration, land use demonstration and many more.”

“The farmers village have also increased to 30 farmers which include most farmers around Vanua Levu.”

Mr Cox said farmers would showcase, display and sell locally grown food.

The theme for this year is “Sustain Our Soils, Nourish our Nation, Reaffirm our Future.”

Northern Agriculture Show day one Programme in Labasa Today:

  • 00 am – Assemble at Y-Corner
  • 30 am- March through Town to Subrail Park Ground2
  • 15 am- Singing of National Anthem
  • Devotion- Talatala Qase Nasea Reverend Noa Turaganivalu
  • -Garlanding of the Chief Guest- Mrs Vilimaina Tabuakula
  • 50 am – Welcome
  • -Opening Remarks- Mr Kainito Matagasau Senior Agriculture Officer (Extension- Macuata)
  • 00 am- Introduction of the Chief Guest- Mr Ilisoni Banuve Senior Agriculture Officer (Extension Bua)
  • 30- tour around the booth (Chief Guest and Invited Guests)
  • 30 pm- cooking demonstration – Fiji Agriculture Chemistry Laboratory from Koronivia Research Station.
  • 00 pm – Lunch- Labasa Drainage Board Meeting Room(Announcement of sponsors, donations and participation of stakeholders by MC)
  • 00 pm Demonstration – LRPD, Research, AH & P, LWRM Dreketi Agriculture station.
  • 00pm – demonstration – LRPD Research, AH&P, LWRM, Dreketi Agriculture station
  • 00 pm- Demonstration – LRPD Research, AH&P, LWRM, Dreketi Agriculture station
  • 30 pm-End of Day one Programme

Feedback: peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 




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