THE Fiji National University will soon open its horticulture project in Legalega, Nadi.
FNU Vice Chancellor, Dr Ganesh Chand said the new project would benefit the agriculture and tourism sectors in the Western Division and the country as a whole.
Dr Chand said the students would be up-skilled with new methods of agriculture technics.
"A major concern of the Legalega project is horticulture and in this, students and workers from the tourism sector will be trained in all areas of horticulture," he said. "The training includes landscaping, building and maintaining golf turfs.
"In addition, we shall be developing a national seed bank and training students on management of seeds and seed bank.
"This will create a major boost to the agricultural sector in Fiji."
Meanwhile, Dr Chand said the new agriculture scholarship would be provided for students who successfully completed and passed Form Seven examination. He said the course would start on January 21.
Dr Chand said government would provide 5000 acres of land to be given to the 50 students upon the completion of their one- year course.