TECHNOLOGY PROSPECTS FOR FIJI?S AGRICULTURE SECTOR RAISED AT INDIA VISIT

Caption:?Hon Minister Seruiratu at Ayurvet Ltd with senior officials from the company.Photo:SUPPLIED.

Fijian agriculture officials will benefit from training and technology opportunities by a leading Indian animal healthcare company, Ayurvet Ltd, following a visit there by a Fijian delegation.

The Hon. Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu is leading the Fijian delegation in India and is meeting with senior key officials from both the Indian government and the private sector with the aim of strengthening relations in the agriculture sector between the two countries.

At a visit to the company, the Minister raised the need for Fiji to access Ayurvet?s services and technology and to learn from their model and best practices. He pointed out that Fiji?s agriculture sector would benefit from close cooperation with the company in capacity building/training on animal feed plant/animal husbandry?and animal health care. He added that Fiji is keen to learn from the company?s model of sustainable of livelihood, especially on the 5F (Feed, Food, Fodder, Fertilizer and Fuel).

In response, the company has agreed to assist Fiji and provide training, technology advice and assistance. To facilitate this process, a Memorandum of Understanding will be facilitated by the Fiji High Commission Office in New Delhi, India?s Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian High Commission in Fiji and the Ministry of Agriculture in both countries.

Based in Haryana, the Ayurvet Ltd portfolio includes the production of food, feed, fodder, fertiliser and fuel through hydroponics. The company uses an integrated model of sustainability and livelihood for production.

 

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