A Farmer Stakeholder Survey will be carried out to identify the specific areas of research to address the key issues and challenges facing the sugar industry.
This will be done by the Fiji National University and the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji who have created a new opportunity for collaborative research in agriculture following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The MOU allows both the University and the Institute to identify specific research projects students and or researchers can undertake and are based on real-world, industry-specific problems.
FNU says this partnership also allows students access to research facilities and to be guided by industry experts both locally and abroad and students may also have work placement opportunities towards the completion of their studies.
FNU’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr William May says the collaboration is aligned to one of the key pillars of the University’s strategic plan which is to undertake research with real world impact aligned to national priorities with global relevance.
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