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Use Land Wisely, Ministry Tells Group

A wise investment in land supports you and your fu­ture and your choices de­termine future scenarios for sus­tainable growth. Those were the words highlighted by agriculture officer farm man­agement North,
28 Dec 2018 10:20
Use Land Wisely, Ministry Tells Group
Youths, men and women in Cakaudrove on December 14, 2018, with their certificates after completing a three-day training. Photo: Ministry of Agriculture

A wise investment in land supports you and your fu­ture and your choices de­termine future scenarios for sus­tainable growth.

Those were the words highlighted by agriculture officer farm man­agement North, Timoci Vakaboro, to the 40 training participants in sustainable land management and farm management at Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu.

The participants, who are youths, women and men of Korolevu, Dra­no and Waivula communities, re­ceived their certificates yesterday.

The three-day training provided the participants the opportunity to keep abreast with new livestock and cropping techniques.

“I emphasised on the dynamic role of land created in support of ecological ecosystems that man­kind kept destroying and ways of restoring the land through re-af­forestation/cover,” he said.

“It also provided an opportune time to affirm with the commu­nities the message of combating land degradation given the vari­ous other forms of land develop­ment taking place simultaneously with farming.”

The training programme is in-line with the sustainable land management adaptation adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2008 after the ratification of a Unit­ed Nations Conventions to combat Desertification.

“Under that convention the min­istry is obliged to sustainably manage our land to combat land degradation,” Mr Vakaboro said.

“The focus is sustainable use of the land for productive agriculture and its future generation.”

He said we all make decisions in our daily lives and our choices have consequences too.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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