Viam Pillay

North Farmers Get Assurance From Assistant Ministers
NEWS

North Farmers Get Assurance From Assistant Ministers

During the recent heavy rainfall, soil washed away from the bank and many farms were under water.

$122m Proposed Budget For 2018/19 Agriculture Sector
SUNBIZ

$122m Proposed Budget For 2018/19 Agriculture Sector

  The proposed budget for Agriculture under the 2018/19 budget is $122 million; an incremental increase of 34 p...

DISMAC operations continue in Ba
NEWS

DISMAC operations continue in Ba

The distribution of food rations continues in the province of Ba after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Jo...

Pillay’s Kadavu Visits Praised
NATION

Pillay’s Kadavu Visits Praised

People in Kadavu have extended their appre­ciation towards the Assistant Minister for Ag­riculture, Viam Pillay fo...

Refurbished Frespac Ginger Factory Opens For Business
SUNBIZ

Refurbished Frespac Ginger Factory Opens For Business

Ginger plays an important role in the livelihood of the people of Fiji. Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Viam Pil...

Pillay offers solution to farmers’ grievances
NATION

Pillay offers solution to farmers’ grievances

Government stands ready to help rice farmers, provided that the farmers do their part, says Viam Pillay, the Assista...

Farmers Urged To Practice Intercropping
SUNBIZ

Farmers Urged To Practice Intercropping

The Assistant Minister of Agriculture Viam Pillay has encouraged farmers of Qelewaqa in Labasa to practice intercrop...

Change In Mindset Will Help Improve Service Delivery: Pillay
NEWS

Change In Mindset Will Help Improve Service Delivery: Pillay

Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay has observed that in order for improvement in terms of service delive...

Guangdong Explores Cooperation Opportunities in Agriculture
SUNBIZ

Guangdong Explores Cooperation Opportunities in Agriculture

  Opportunities for cooperation in developing the local agriculture sector was highlighted by a visiting delega...

Women Play Important Roles in Agriculture: Pillay
NATION

Women Play Important Roles in Agriculture: Pillay

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture urged women to encourage the men of their households to continue making use o...

EDITORIAL: Nanise Rainima Has Done Her Country Proud
Opinion

EDITORIAL: Nanise Rainima Has Done Her Country Proud

Be yourself, do not pretend to be someone else in a beauty pageant. That’s very good advice from Nanise Rainima, o...

Government Applauds West Farmers In Providing Sustenance, Increasing Exports
NEWS

Government Applauds West Farmers In Providing Sustenance, Increasing Exports

Farmers within the Western Division were applauded for their assistance in providing food sustenance for all Fijians...

Assistant Minister Pillay Hear More Of Farmers Needs
SUNBIZ

Assistant Minister Pillay Hear More Of Farmers Needs

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Viam Pillay, together with the senior managers from the Ministry met with fa...

Pillay Stresses Importance Of Early Childhood Education
NATION

Pillay Stresses Importance Of Early Childhood Education

Early childhood education is important and as it is the foundation of a child’s educational career. Assistant mini...

Farmers Urged To Engage With Govt
SUNBIZ

Farmers Urged To Engage With Govt

Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON) is hosting a two-day Farmers Forum and Farmers-to-farmers Leanin...

Women Sustain Economic Livelihood
SUNBIZ

Women Sustain Economic Livelihood

In the village of Moana, Toga in Rewa, is an organisation of women that strives for the economic viability of their ...

Climate-Smart Agriculture, the way forward
Opinion

Climate-Smart Agriculture, the way forward

The following is an address by the Assistant Minister for Agriculture Viam Pillay during the opening of the 2017 Cen...

Farmers Request For Help
NATION

Farmers Request For Help

  Requests made by vegetable farmers in Savusavu market will be looked into says Assistant Minister for Agricul...

Ministry Distributes Potato Seeds To Farmers
SUNBIZ

Ministry Distributes Potato Seeds To Farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture is in the process of distributing potato seeds to farmers in Sigatoka. The 12,000-tonne ...

Pillay: There Is Still Room To Improve Services
SUNBIZ

Pillay: There Is Still Room To Improve Services

The Ministry of Agriculture staff in the Western Division are doing a great job, however, there is still room needed...

Fiji Participates at International Fund  for Agricultural Development Meet
NATION

Fiji Participates at International Fund for Agricultural Development Meet

Fiji participated this week at the 40th Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IF...

New Assistant Minister No Stranger To Service
NEWS

New Assistant Minister No Stranger To Service

For more than 22 years, Ba man and FijiFirst Member of Parliament was involved in social work. Yesterday, he took on...

Rotuma Bills Consultations Successful
NATION

Rotuma Bills Consultations Successful

The public consultation on the Rotuma Lands Bill 2015 and the Rotuma Bill 2015 was hailed a success by Viam Pillay. ...

FNPF: Informal Sector Not Forgotten
NEWS

FNPF: Informal Sector Not Forgotten

There is a need to have more awareness on getting those in the informal sector to join the Fiji National Provident F...

Briefly-2016/2017 Budget Debate
NEWS

Briefly-2016/2017 Budget Debate

Govt to buy stress grading machine Around $50,000 has been allocated to buy a stress grading machine, Minister for F...

Calls For Increase In Budget Allocation
NEWS

Calls For Increase In Budget Allocation

There is a need to be an increase of budget allocation in the Fiji Higher Education Commission to support its plan i...

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