Fijian youth have been encouraged to utilise the land around them and register their youth clubs with the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
At the launch of the Nasau youth farm initiative and the handing over of youth club registration certificates today, the Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Parveen Bala Kumar highlighted the need for the youth to utilise their land as it would generate income for them to assist their families.
“I understand that the wide impact of this pandemic is far reaching and it has impacted communities including our young people, that is why my Ministry is encouraging youth clubs to utilise unused land for agriculture purposes,” Minister Bala said.
“These farming activities will ensure food security for your families and planting more crops and vegetables will enable you to have a sustainable source of income.
“The Minister has also called on all youth to be part of the Ministry’s programs as it will ensure that they receive all relevant training along with any assistance that the Ministry can provide to them.