The Fiji Agricultural Partnership Project (FAPP) held its 8th Value Chain training to Livestock and Agricultural officers so as to equip officers to carry out their own value chain analysis, to understand what is value chain and how it can be useful to farmers, traders and policy makers.

The acting Commissioner West Jone Bacau during the closing ceremony at Tanoa Skylodge in Nadi encourage participants to practice what they have learnt during the training.

“This is a very important training as it will enable you officers to improve your service delivery and better educate your farmers on the importance of value chain,” he said.

Livestock Officer Elenoa Vosayaco who has been serving the Ministry for 9 years said as a livestock officer some of the new things she has learnt will better her advisory services to farmers to fully understand the different roles that each actor in the value chain plays.

To gain a better understanding about various value chain actors the trainees visited the Sigatoka market, Manasa export, Sigatoka chemical, Vuda abattoir and Vuda piggeries. This also gave them the opportunity to highlight some of the opportunities and constraints with sourcing produce from upland regions.

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