Investment Fiji’s Regional Development Office was part of a Food Security Farmers training at Bila Farm in Nadi.
The training was organized by Director of Hoi Rua ne Rotuma, a non-profit organization, Mr Abel Camillo.Mr Camillo said the training was intended to prep farming for local production and later for potential export for farmers.
“We intend to create #farming clusters across Fiji with the intent of sharing resources, skills and experience to see farmers succeed. We are also assisting farmers with export markets. For the next 2 years, Hoi Rua ne Rotuma NPO is focused on Food Security and we have been supplying families in need with harvests, groceries and funds to assist families impacted by Covid 19.”
Training focused on changing crops, trees, planting methods and local/ overseas supply of a variety of agriculture crops such as #Mushrooms, #Spinach, #Raddish, #Vanilla, #Passion Fruit, #Coconuts, Lemon Squash, Avocado and Basil. For trees the intent is to drive Teak trees and Rotuman Dwarf Coconuts.
The Ministry of Agriculture’s Legalega Research Station staff led by Safuana Hussein, Romina Kumar and Tagi of Mushroom Farming conducted training on Juncao grass.
There are 1,500 farmers trained so far and less than 20 are successfully into commercial farming.Pacific Growers, Mesake Tamani conducted a training on Home Bio-gas systems.
Investments Fiji’s Regional Development Office, Lautoka presented on how farmers can be assisted for market connections and facilitation services.