Fiji Seed Production Assistance From Indian Company

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Follows training with India National Seed Corporation

By Avinesh Gopal

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, February 1, 2015) – The India National Seed Corporation will provide training and consultancy work for Fijian farmers and staff at the Agriculture Ministry.

A Department of Information statement said the latest development follows a visit by a Fijian delegation to the NSC where issues concerning Fiji's agriculture sector were raised.

Led by the Agriculture Minister Inia Seruiratu, the delegation met with senior officials of the Indian company, which produces foundation and certified seed.

Mr Seruiratu highlighted to the company officials the challenges faced by Fiji's agriculture sector and pointed out the need to explore new seed varieties, seed genetics and seed breeders.

The company agreed to assist the Agriculture Ministry by providing seed experts and consultants and to provide training to Fijian farmers and the ministry's staff.

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