The people of Rakiraki have been urged to effectively contribute towards ensuring the agriculture sector’s expansion and growth towards becoming a leading industry in the country’s economy.
This was stressed by the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Mahendra Reddy during a discussion with farmers in Rakiraki.
He said an avenue this could be realized was for them to consider their farming ventures as businesses.
Reddy reminded farmers that they were the ultimate clients for the ministry and the government.
He urged the farmers to invest and expand their farms once the government had helped them and to give other farmers a chance to expand as well.
Next year, the ministry is planning to give out bags of organic nutrient based fertilizer to enhance bacterial growth and improve soil fertility.
The agriculture sector remains important to Fiji’s economy for income generation and food security.