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Pillay’s Kadavu Visits Praised

People in Kadavu have extended their appre­ciation towards the Assistant Minister for Ag­riculture, Viam Pillay for his consultative visits to farmers and their farms on the island. Peni Naulu, who
01 Mar 2018 11:00
Pillay’s Kadavu Visits Praised
Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Viam Pillay, inspecting yaqona cuttings in Natumua Village, Kadavu Photo: DEPTFO News

People in Kadavu have extended their appre­ciation towards the Assistant Minister for Ag­riculture, Viam Pillay for his consultative visits to farmers and their farms on the island.

Peni Naulu, who spoke on behalf of the chiefs, said the commitment shown to­wards the sector in Kadavu by Mr Pillay would boost agricultural productivity on the island

“The province of Kadavu has its dreams and its vi­sion, we would like to be a prosperous island and to become self-sufficient and active,” he said.

“We’re eager to meet with you and to discuss with you about the development of agriculture here on the is­land and to actually relay to you that our mainstay and livelihood is agriculture.

“I hope your brief visits to the island of Kadavu will instill and prompt a lot of development for agricul­ture so that we can improve our lives further and in that regard, we can also hope to achieve our dreams and vi­sions.”

Mr Pillay informed that the purpose for the visit was to consult with farmers on assistance available with the Ministry.

The Assistant Minister said: “We’re here to hear from you and to get first-hand reports on our pro­grammes and assistance from the Ministry to farm­ers like you and also ensure that all assistance is distrib­uted to all our farmers here in Kadavu,”

He reiterated the need for farmers to work in collabo­ration with the Ministry to increase productivity as as­sistance would be provided to compliment improved production.

“We will make sure that Kadavu will not be exempt­ed from assistance from the Ministry and I will defi­nitely be back to follow-up on all the issues regarding farmers here in Kadavu,” Mr Pillay said.

Source: DEPTFO News

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