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Farmers learn to manage nurseries

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FARMERS in the small farming community of Qelewaqa in Labasa will now have a better idea of how to manage a nursery wisely after attending a recent Ministry of Agriculture-organised nursery management training in the area.

Principal agricultural officer North John Cox said the nursery was the most important step in the agricultural sector.

"Nurseries are the most important step in crop quality," he said.

"If a farmer doesn't know how to handle his or her nursery well, his or her farm won't progress well.

"If a nursery is not well-looked after, the crops won't grow as expected. The training is also to help women in the area come up with income-generating projects for their families.

"At least with this training, the farmers will have a better idea of how to manage their nurseries well."

Mr Cox said the training was also in line with government's intentions of economically empowering rural people.

"We want people to make use of the available resources around them and with these sorts of training, we are helping them with new ideas and skills of how to make use of such resources."

The farmers conveyed their gratitude to the ministry for organising the training.








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