BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO
Government has promised to commit to increasing its investment in the Agriculture sector.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the launching event of the 10-year Agriculture Sector Growth Strategy and Investment Plan earlier this week.
“Be rest assured that this government is fully committed to progressively increase our investment in the Agriculture sector now that we have a plan to guide us on how and where will we put our income to,” Sogavare said.
He said this strategy recommends reforming and restructuring the Ministry of Agricultures and Livestock so it can effectively deliver especially the extension services infrastructure like fuel experimental stations.
“Our goal is to grow our subsistence small holder farmers to become to become commercial farmers. Our strategy as well is designed to facilitate nation-wide implementation involved both the public and private sector including farmers, their organisations and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO’s) supporting the farmers,” Sogavare said.
He said it also involves other crucial implementation partners, our international development partners, CSO and religious group.
“On this note allow me to thank all our development partners in our Agriculture sector development journey all these years,” Sogavare said.