Capacity building for farmers

Update: 12:40PM FARMERS of Kavanagasau in Sigatoka yesterday underwent a business training to understand the crucial role that farming has to the market needs.

At the training yesterday, Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Viam Pillay said there was a need for farmers to build their capacity and change their mindsets as there was a hungry market that was yearning for their commitment

“As farm managers, we need to know all the costs associated in our farm operation and even the cost of producing a kilogram of any crop; be it tomatoes, english cabbage, eggplant  and other vegetables. We also need to keep our farm records for farm planning purposes,” he said.

“We need to be proactive farm managers and update ourselves with the latest farming and market information and take advantage of the opportunity exists. We need to face the world with confidence and be able to supply the market with fresh and quality produce at a consistency level.”

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