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Farmers To Benefit From Online Training Equipment

This assistance will ensure that beneficiaries of the M4C project have the resources they need to constantly learn new ideas, methods, or techniques in order to better serve their families and communities.
26 Nov 2021 11:18
Farmers To Benefit From Online Training Equipment
Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar (Front row, fourth from left) during the training equipment handover from the United Nations Development Programme to the Fijian Government in Suva. Photo: United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme handed over training equipment to the Fijian Government through the Ministry of Local Government in Suva.

This is part of the Markets for Change project’s (M4C) support for online learning and capacity building trainings for market vendors and farmers in urban and rural areas.

The equipment, which includes 20 projectors, 20 pull-up screens, and 20 hard drives, will directly benefit 3,000 to 4,000 urban and rural market vendor farmers who trade from Fiji’s 13 municipal markets, with a focus on rural women market vendor farmers.

This assistance will ensure that beneficiaries of the M4C project have the resources they need to constantly learn new ideas, methods, or techniques in order to better serve their families and communities.

UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Deputy Resident Representative Yemesrach Workie said: “This support will contribute positively towards the implementation of inclusive growth policies and strategies aimed at increasing financial inclusion and reaching out to vulnerable groups such as rural women market vendors and farmers.”

The handover was an opportunity for UNDP to strengthen its partnership with the Fijian Government, project partners, and donors, furthering its commitment to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by adhering to the blueprint of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Markets for Change (M4C) project is a UN Women initiative in collaboration with the UNDP. It is a six-year initiative that aims to make marketplaces in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu safe, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environments that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Markets for Change has the backing of the governments of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

 

 



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