Driving our Agriculture sector forward

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AGRICULTURE minister Senley Filualea recently highlighted the importance of the agriculture sector to the nation.

He was speaking at an event his ministry organised to mark World Food Day.

Firstly, he called for all stakeholders to unite and develop the nation’s agriculture sector.

Secondly, Fiualea said since this sector faces a lot of challenges such as changes in the clime, the Agriculture sector must make a paradigm shift from doing business as usual to having a more adaptive and disaster risk resilience approach.

“Stakeholders must start to listen to each other and plan the way forward for the sector,” he added.

The importance of the Agriculture sector to the nation cannot be further stated.

It’s a sector that has always been referred to as “the backbone of this nation”. And rightly so!

The lives of 80 per cent of our population revolved around Agriculture.

It is from Agriculture that they eat.

It is from Agriculture that they earn their income.

To them, Agriculture is everything.

It is only right that Agriculture remains at the top of our national agenda.

It’s a sector that will always remain as part of our conversation.

But here’s the thing.

Our words must be backed by action.

Let’s just not talk about Agriculture.

The Government must ensure more funding is pumped into this sector.

Our annual Agriculture budget should be doubled from the amount it is being currently allocated.

The private sector and our rural farmers always stand ready to develop the Agriculture sector.

But they need financial assistance.

This is where the Government comes in.

It’s great to see Minister Filualea and his Permanent Secretary Ethel Frances actively playing their roles in driving our Agriculture sector forward.

Driving our Agriculture sector forward

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AGRICULTURE minister Senley Filualea recently highlighted the importance of the agriculture sector to the nation.

He was speaking at an event his ministry organised to mark World Food Day.

Firstly, he called for all stakeholders to unite and develop the nation’s agriculture sector.

Secondly, Fiualea said since this sector faces a lot of challenges such as changes in the clime, the Agriculture sector must make a paradigm shift from doing business as usual to having a more adaptive and disaster risk resilience approach.

“Stakeholders must start to listen to each other and plan the way forward for the sector,” he added.

The importance of the Agriculture sector to the nation cannot be further stated.

It’s a sector that has always been referred to as “the backbone of this nation”. And rightly so!

The lives of 80 per cent of our population revolved around Agriculture.

It is from Agriculture that they eat.

It is from Agriculture that they earn their income.

To them, Agriculture is everything.

It is only right that Agriculture remains at the top of our national agenda.

It’s a sector that will always remain as part of our conversation.

But here’s the thing.

Our words must be backed by action.

Let’s just not talk about Agriculture.

The Government must ensure more funding is pumped into this sector.

Our annual Agriculture budget should be doubled from the amount it is being currently allocated.

The private sector and our rural farmers always stand ready to develop the Agriculture sector.

But they need financial assistance.

This is where the Government comes in.

It’s great to see Minister Filualea and his Permanent Secretary Ethel Frances actively playing their roles in driving our Agriculture sector forward.

This is exactly what our nation needs at this time in the face of the many challenges.

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