Fiji Time: 3:53 AM on Wednesday 10 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Views on farming must change

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WESTERN Division canefarmers say agriculture in the sugar and non-sugar sectors could be boosted if the education system was restructured to make planting crops a lucrative career option.

Sadiq Khan, a cane grower in Malolo, says the way young people viewed farming had to change.

"Students look at farming as the last option, if they don't succeed in doing anything else then they opt for farming and this attitude must change," the 56-year-old said.

Former principal of Kavanagasau College in Sigatoka Satya Nand said too much emphasis was placed on education geared towards white-collar jobs.

"This had a considerable impact on the country," the 62-year-old said.

Mr Nand now plants fruit and vegetables on 35 acres of land and says the opportunities in agriculture can provide a solution to the country's unemployment problem.

"If we encourage and prepare a platform for farming, young people will not move to urban centres and our food security issues will be resolved."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65570.6367
JPY 55.161052.1610
GBP 0.32590.3179
EUR 0.42090.4089
NZD 0.71710.6841
AUD 0.66690.6419
USD 0.47340.4564

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 9th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen
  2. Ryan: Sunshine ahead
  3. Investigation as nurse falls with baby
  4. Police action
  5. Tuwai ready to cement spot in the team
  6. Media exec, lecturer take up MP roles
  7. Ro Teimumu: Black ribbon is for "country's dying democracy"
  8. System slow moving
  9. CORRECTION
  10. Outage disrupts sitting

Top Stories this Week

  1. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  2. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  3. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  4. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  5. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Rape victim speaks out Wednesday (03 Feb)
  7. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)
  8. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  9. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)