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New FCLC Trustees Appointed At Council Meeting

New Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC) trustees have been elected for the next five year term of office. The election took place during the first Council Meeting for the
23 Feb 2021 09:23
New FCLC Trustees Appointed At Council Meeting
The new FCLC trustees (from left) Josua Raitilava, Fiji Ginger Farmers Association Filimoni Kilawekana, Fiji Dalo Farmers Association Simon Cole, Fiji Pig Farmers Association and John Deo, Fiji Coconut Farmers Association.

New Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC) trustees have been elected for the next five year term of office.

The election took place during the first Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 financial year.

As trustees, they will appoint two or three more Councilors to form the next FCLC Board of Management.

The newly appointed trustees are: John Deo, Fiji Coconut Farmers Association; Josua Raitilava, Fiji Ginger Farmers Association; Filimoni Kilawekana, Fiji Dalo Farmers Association, and Simon Cole, Fiji Pig Farmers Association.

FCLC chief executive officer, Jiu Daunivalu, congratulated the new trustees, saying she looked forward to receiving the benefit of their farming expertise and experience.

She also acknowledged the contributions made by the outgoing trustees who have completed their five year term.

“I am sure the contributions made by the new trustees will be invaluable.”

“The Council meeting also provided the opportunity to review the services provided by the FCLC Secretariat to farmers and their organisations for the past five years, and the six months period for this financial year.”

“Council Heads are also reminded of the governance policy and rules that govern their operations in terms of providing effective services to their members/farmers and reporting requirements,” said Mrs Daunivalu.

She said that during the meeting, the Council members had requested that funds be identified to strengthen FCLC’s operation to strengthen farmers organisations’ services to their members, provide advisory support services, and act as a forum for advocacy to better represent the
needs of farmers to Government and relevant stakeholders.

The FCLC meeting was attended by the heads of the 17 member farmer organisations that currently comprise FCLC, and which represent approximately 60,000 farmers in the non-sugar agricultural sector.

FCLC works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture in addressing issues that affect its members, introducing services to drive growth and poverty alleviation and increase food production and food security.


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