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Connecting farmers to the market remains a critical commitment of the Ministry – Dr Reddy

Connecting farmers to the market remains a critical commitment of the Ministry – Dr Reddy

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 09/08/2020
Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy

Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy says connecting farmers to the market remains a critical and paramount commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture.

While commissioning the upgraded Kavanagasau farm access road in Sigatoka, Dr.Reddy says evidently, by linking farmers to the market, large scale farming is fostered, thereby leading to commercial agricultural ventures.

He further says they are vigorously pursuing food and nutrition security to all Fijians, at the same time encouraging responsible agriculture where the environment and natural resources are not compromised for future generations.

Dr. Reddy adds for the above initiatives, the connection of farmers to the market is critical and paramount.

He says large scale production will demand machinery and easy accessibility to the farm adding as such, infrastructure plays a very critical role in advancing the Ministry’s collective aspirations to achieving its objectives.

Dr Reddy says there was a total of 38 farm roads completed with the actual length of 62.1km and benefiting approximately 1,100 farming households.

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