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Workshop for agro research officers

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 23, 2013

AGRICULTURAL research officers will soon have better understanding on the use of Global Positioning System.

A one-day workshop was conducted yesterday at the Koronivia Research Station in Nausori on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS).

According to Vilisi Qionitoga, facilitator and representative of Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the training will enable officers to understand how to go about using the GPS.

"We have officers from the Forestry Department, land use officers as well as representatives from non-governmental organisations that are attending the training," Ms Qionitoga. She said these officers would be using the GPS for data capture especially when conducting surveys in various locations around the country.

Ministry of Agriculture's senior research officer land use Joeli Waradi said the training would be applicable to the land use division as they would be able to identify crop areas as well as work out the various classifications of land by using the technology of the GPS.