Caption: Herbs Plantation at Nadi Bay Herbs. Photo: KATHRIN KRISHNA.
By KATHRIN KRISHNA
A four day meet will be held at Tanoa Hotel, Nadi with aims to discuss the progress on Pacific agriculture and fisheries statistics.
The meeting will be attended by government ministries and resource staffs to discuss ways to enhance the progression and sustainability of fisheries and agriculture in the region.
Entitled “Strategic Planning for Agriculture and Fisheries Statistics in the Pacific Island Countries” the meeting aims to share information on global methodological approaches with innovations with participants, including information in the World Census of Agriculture 2020.
The meeting further aims to share information and experiences among participating countries on ways to improve agriculture in their countries, and provide sound recommendations to the countries’ need for agriculture supported by a regional plan.
The European Union supported Pacific Agriculture Policy Project, implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), is organizing the gathering in conjunction with FAO which will promote improved knowledge and the latest developments from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations project, the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics and the World Program of Census of Agriculture 2020.