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Sugarcane Growers Fund Staff Support Initiative

“We have been championing the planting of trees which is a good initiative and I must acknowledge our staff for taking their time out today to be here."
21 Sep 2022 16:30
Sugarcane Growers Fund Staff Support Initiative
(Third from left) Ministry of Forestry Forest Guard Leveni Duvuduvukula, Sugarcane Growers Fund Information Technology Support officer and company green champion Salanieta Nalotawa (sixth from left) and chief Sugarcane Growers Fund Chief Executive Officer Raj Sharma hold a soursop seedling with staff and members of the Ministry of Forestry at the Agroforestry plot in Lololo, Lautoka on September 17, 2022. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Staff from the Sugarcane Growers Fund (SCGF) have now become the first stakeholder group to have planted more than 600 seedlings at an agro-forestry plot of land in Lololo, Lautoka.

This is in support of Government’s initiative to plant 30 million trees in 15 years. The team planted trees and fruit seedlings like dawa, sour-sop, mango, banana, pineapple and native tree seedlings like damanu and marota.

Sugarcane Growers Fund chief executive officer, Raj Sharma, said the initiative was also a great team bonding activity.

 

“As a country, we have been championing climate change,” Mr Sharma said.

“We have been championing the planting of trees which is a good initiative and I must acknowledge our staff for taking their time out today to be here.”

“We’ll also work with the ministry wherever possible to get more seedlings and distribute it to the farmers.”

 

“We’ve got a lot of initiatives, we’ve got the paperless environment that we are working to, most of our work processes have been on a technology basis.”

Ministry of Forestry Forest Guard Leveni Duvuduvukula said the plot of land would be used for seed sourcing since the Ministry of Forestry usually travelled up to Nadarivatu to collect seeds.

 

Story By: salote.qalubau@fijisun.com.fj



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