HUNDREDS of people from all walks of life braved the rain to converge on Lautoka for the second day of Crest Agriculture Show yesterday.
Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala was pleased with the turnout and urged the people, especially students, to learn as much as they could from the show.
He said agriculture played a vital role in infrastructure development in the West.
"Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Western Division and I am happy with the huge turnout on the first day," said Mr Bala.
"People have been urged to make good use of this government initiative and to apply what they have learnt at home."
The permanent secretary for Agriculture, Ropate Ligairi, said the show displayed different types of goods and services provided by the ministry.
"In agriculture there are so many things that are happening around and a show like this enables all these products to be brought together in a central place," he said.
"It's a good opportunity to display everything that is happening in the agricultural sector.
"This show is for the people to understand what they are aware of and when they go back they can apply what they have learnt at home which is one of the advantages of having a show like this.
"Also the introduction of new technologies will boost farmers.
"The show is also a good time to bring people together to see what Fiji has to offer in agriculture."
Education Ministry permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal delivered his keynote address yesterday.