October 28, 2020
The Agriculture Show is a great platform to encourage collaboration and engagement between the public private sector and discuss at length how best to grow and move the sector forward together, says Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, the Hon. Faiyaz Koya.
The Minister made the comments while officiating at the Western Agriculture Show in Nadi today (28.10.20).
“I am told this is the third and final Agriculture Show for this year, with similar shows being hosted in the Central and Northern Divisions.
“The event here in Nadi, brings the total number of farmers who will participate in the exhibitions to 28,000,” the Hon. Koya said.
He said food security was critical for a healthy and productive nation.
“…we need to bring our focus back to the essentials – which is out Food system.”
“We need to encourage our farmers to plant more and supply more Fijian grown food for our local and international markets,” Hon. Koya said.
He said the Agriculture Show was the best meeting point to establish the relationship encouraging farmers to plant more and supply more Fijian grown food for local and international markets.
Hon. Koya encouraged those at Koroivolu Park to visit the booths, talk to Agricultural Officers and officers from his Ministry based in Lautoka and Sigatoka obtain the best advice on how to start a business and more information on the Fijian Made and Fijian Grown branding, respectively.