Training videos to enhance farmers’ development

Dr Colin Tukuitonga. Picture: FT FILE

PACIFIC Community (SPC) director general Dr Colin Tukuitonga says there are 16 agricultural training videos that will further enhance the Improving Key Services to Agriculture project (IKSA) work to support farmer training and development.

He made the comments at the launch of the series of 19 technical videos by the European Union(EU)-funded IKSA project.

“The project has been working closely with the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture to support farmers in the sugar cane belt areas to increase and improve the production of horticultural crops through the provision of enhanced research and extension services, nursery and farmer development, and improved market access and trade and these videos will build on this work,” Dr Tukuitonga said.

The IKSA project, which is managed by the Pacific Community (SPC), has been working to support farmers in Fiji’s sugar cane belt to increase and improve production of horticultural crops.

The 16 technical training videos will be used by the Ministry of Agriculture to assist with agricultural training, covering areas such as soil health, pineapple production, pest control, seed production and nursery management.

The videos can be viewed on the SPC YouTube channel on the url: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCq-WnF3HdrhuNO_FYvG4rhVpff5SSnFV

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