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Quality audit for seeds

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE Fiji Crops and Livestock Council (FCLC) is working on a Seed Report with the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) which would outline the issues needed to work on quality seeds for farmers in Fiji.

Council CEO Lavinia Kaumaitotoya said because of this, they managed to conduct the first audit of seeds available locally with what was approved by BAF, what was available with farmers and what they wanted.

"The task now is to see if seeds farmers want are accessible, so again this is where we work with Biosecurity to enable the correct import regulations," said Mrs Kaumaitotoya.

Quality seeds properly processed by BAF, she said, was to minimise the destruction of crops through the introduction of bad seeds, infection, pests, weeds and disease.

She said the work was conducted under a special project with the International Trade Center and Secretariat of the Pacific Community.





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