Agriculture

Government Opens New $500,000 Molecular Lab
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Government Opens New $500,000 Molecular Lab

These plant pest and disease pathogen tests are now done here at the new and advanced molecular laboratory, an inves...

85 Notices Issued To Businesses For Environment Breach
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85 Notices Issued To Businesses For Environment Breach

It is disappointing to note that there are businesses out there that do not comply, despite continuous efforts by th...

Minister Reddy Hands Over New Rice Harvester In Macuata
Business

Minister Reddy Hands Over New Rice Harvester In Macuata

The cooperative had raised $20,000 to pay-off one-third purchase price of the harvester, while the Fijian Government...

Women’s Role In Agriculture Development Applaud
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Women’s Role In Agriculture Development Applaud

“There is clear evidence that shows women’s roles in the household management and development and agriculture de...

Improved Data Collection To Boost Agriculture: Dr. Mahendra Reddy
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Improved Data Collection To Boost Agriculture: Dr. Mahendra Reddy

“The full enumeration approach adopted in the recent agriculture census marks a significant milestone in the Agric...

‘Agriculture Key To COVID Recovery’
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‘Agriculture Key To COVID Recovery’

Agriculture is a key sector for a strong COVID-19 recovery. These were the words of Pacific Island Forum Secretariat...

Commercialise Agriculture, Mahendra Reddy Tells Farmers
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Commercialise Agriculture, Mahendra Reddy Tells Farmers

Farmers should see agriculture as a business, said Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Waterways Mahendra Redd...

5 Permanent Secretary Positions Advertised
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5 Permanent Secretary Positions Advertised

The Fiji Public Service Commission has advertised seeking qualified applicants for positions of Permanent Secretarie...

Harvest Crops Now If Matured, Secure Property And Stock, Farmers Urged
NEWS

Harvest Crops Now If Matured, Secure Property And Stock, Farmers Urged

Planting materials can be moved to higher grounds which can be used after the flood has receded.

More Than 36,000 Seed Packages Distributed By Agriculture Ministry
NATION

More Than 36,000 Seed Packages Distributed By Agriculture Ministry

“Over 3842 packages were also distributed to faith-based organisations, and employees of non-government organisati...

Agriculture Ministry To Help Ba Goat Farmer
NEWS

Agriculture Ministry To Help Ba Goat Farmer

The assistance was confirmed after the Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay visited Mr Sili on Saturday ad...

Agriculture Will Save Our Economy, Says Shiu Raj
NATION

Agriculture Will Save Our Economy, Says Shiu Raj

Mr Raj said though he has a supermarket, nightclub and property for rentals, agriculture for him has been the most r...

Farming Transforms Dropout To Success
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Farming Transforms Dropout To Success

Declaring his love for agriculture, he said farming changed his life for the better, allowing him to provide a good ...

Agriculture Experts Weigh In Why Sector Needs A Boost After Collapse Of Tourism
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Agriculture Experts Weigh In Why Sector Needs A Boost After Collapse Of Tourism

As the tourism industry has now collapsed, there is a need to be able to generate foreign exchange, and agriculture ...

Akbar Offers 12-Acre Land For Anyone Interested In Utilising It For Agricultural Purposes
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Akbar Offers 12-Acre Land For Anyone Interested In Utilising It For Agricultural Purposes

“Around five families between Ba and Nadi have contacted me to have a look at the land. I am very happy that I am ...

Businesswoman Finds New Path With Planting
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Businesswoman Finds New Path With Planting

‘There’s a perception that planting is not for business people, however, this is a stereotype that must be broke...

Municipal Markets To Open From 6AM Till 6PM On Fridays and Saturdays
NEWS

Municipal Markets To Open From 6AM Till 6PM On Fridays and Saturdays

“The change in market hours, is now from 6am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, after the COVID 19 market opening hour...

Agriculture Ministry Providing For Fijians Over Next 8 Months
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Agriculture Ministry Providing For Fijians Over Next 8 Months

Minister Mahendra Reddy and his team have wasted no time in promoting backyard gardening as well as providing sugarc...

Kenya Launches 3rd Phase Of Desert Locust Fight Amid Threat To Food Security
WORLD

Kenya Launches 3rd Phase Of Desert Locust Fight Amid Threat To Food Security

Kenya launched the third phase of the battle against desert locusts that have spread to 26 counties. Phase three see...

Fiji Readies Itself For Agriculture And Beef Shortages Due To Coronavirus
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Fiji Readies Itself For Agriculture And Beef Shortages Due To Coronavirus

The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on reviving the abandoned Yalavou Beef Scheme in the Navosa highlands which...

$10M For Sigatoka Agri-based Business
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$10M For Sigatoka Agri-based Business

With this new project, Mr Kumar said they would employ around 30 to 300 farm hands, five to 10 technical advisors, f...

Tamavua Vendors Refuse To Move, Want Another Market
NATION

Tamavua Vendors Refuse To Move, Want Another Market

The Suva City Council has been at loggerheads with the vendors. Special administrator chairperson Isikeli Tikoduadua...

Former Ministry of Agriculture Employee Charged
NEWS

Former Ministry of Agriculture Employee Charged

It is alleged that while employed by the Ministry of Agriculture in Nadi in 2016, she obtained a total of $1,800.00 ...

Nabulikula Club Invests In Landowners, Fights Poverty
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Nabulikula Club Invests In Landowners, Fights Poverty

“We talk around the grog bowl about what iTaukei people should do, but I had the means to actually do it, so I got...

Tawake Earns ‘Big Bucks’ From Farming
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Tawake Earns ‘Big Bucks’ From Farming

“Don’t depend too much on the assistance from the Government. If the Government helps only once, that’s OK, bu...

Fiji Budget 2019: Growing Agriculture Sector
Budget 2019

Fiji Budget 2019: Growing Agriculture Sector

Dean College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF), Professor Paul Iji explains what are some of the ways ag...

Distance Will Not Limit Government’s Support
NEWS

Distance Will Not Limit Government’s Support

Mr Reddy said it was equally important for Government to support farmers as well as supporting their children education.

Farmers Urged: Deal With Farmers, Markets Link
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Farmers Urged: Deal With Farmers, Markets Link

There is no data on registration of farmers by area, crop/livestock, or any other variable.

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