Agreement for technical training in Rome for Fijian officers

Fiji's Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu with FAO director-general Jose Graziano da Silva. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI has agreed to proposals by the Director-General for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to provide technical training in Rome for Fijians, especially those in the agriculture sector and those Fijians working at the FAO country office in Fiji.
A Government statement issued this evening said that the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Inia Seruiratu, had agreed to the proposals during bilateral talks recently held at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy with the FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva.
Mr Seruiratu agreed that there was a strong desire by the ministry for officials to be trained and exposed at the international level and also to be encouraged to take positions at various international and regional organisations.
He said with the growing threat of climate change impact on food security, there was a need to provide training for officials.
He also reiterated the need for Fiji to fully explore the services provided by FAO, which Fiji could benefit from.