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Farmers Training Aimed To Improve Agricultural Productivity

  Farmers around the country could benefit from a six month training and improve their agricultural productivity. This is through the Markets for Change Project which hopes to enable farmers
05 May 2016 10:26
Farmers Training Aimed To Improve Agricultural Productivity
Farmers training

 

Farmers around the country could benefit from a six month training and improve their agricultural productivity.

This is through the Markets for Change Project which hopes to enable farmers run their farm businesses more efficiently and effectively.

This is with the aim to enable them to produce better quality and a greater quantity of crops while paying attention to environmental and economic sustainability.

The Project is part of United Nations Women’s project in partnership with United Nations Development Programme and supported by the Australian Government.

The training began in Nausori yesterday whereby 25 farmers gathered at Nausori Primary School.

Ministry of Agriculture Senior Agricultural officer for farm management, Naomi Naiqumu said: “With this training we hope to emphasise on the importance record keeping if farmers plan to take loans, invest and build their business.’’

“Within the six months, we are conducting training in the seven markets in Fiji which are Nausori, Suva, Labasa, Nadi, Rakiraki, Tavua and Ba.

“A certificate will be awarded at the end of the training. We will also be visiting their farms, to see the progress of the training.”

The Project aims to ensure marketplaces in rural and urban areas are safe, inclusive, non-discriminatory, promoting gender equality and women empowerment.

Edited by: RACHNA LAL

 

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