Urban Agriculture is an innovative solution to increase access to healthy food and revitalize the economic and social well-being of municipal communities.
Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Inia Seruiratu officiated at the launching of the Urban Agriculture program at Wainibuku Hart Community Hall this morning (24/07/2018).
Seruiratu said that his Ministry is exploring other prospects for urban agriculture as a community development tool that could improve access to fresh nutritious food and the overall well-being of Fijians, living in urban and peri-urban areas.
“This is in line with the theme of the program: Improving access to fresh and healthy food,” he said.
Seruiratu added that the Ministry had organised this program to encourage urban dwellers and households to do gardening in order to produce and consume food crops that are healthy and nutritious.