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There is a need to promote farming as a profession as it generates a significant income - Akbar

There is a need to promote farming as a profession as it generates a significant income - Akbar

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 27/02/2020

Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says there is a need to promote farming as a profession as it generates a significant income and contributes to our economy.

Speaking at the launch of the School Farm Competition Initiative at the Swami Vivekananda College earlier today, Akbar says as the previous, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, she has come through numerous projects that have been initiated to eradicate poverty.

She adds it is a real challenge for Fiji and this small project today can empower children with the skills to have a better tomorrow.

The Minister also says that there are huge benefits of teaching agriculture in schools

she says that years ago, the target was subsistence farmers but there is a need to move towards commercial farming.

Akbar also says that going forward, Fiji is looking to promote organic farming as part of our contribution to rolling back climate change.

She also adds that the project will ensure the economy grows and more people will become job creators and not job seekers.

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