Fini urge rural Malaitans to venture into commercial farming


MALAITA provincial premier, Martin Fini assures to establish means for rural farmers to trade and earn maximum benefit from their agriculture products.

Speaking during a Food Fair demonstration program organized under the Mermaid project of World Vision on Thursday this week, he said his regime is adamant to support rural farmers in the province.

Before that, he thanked World Vision through the Mermaid project for instilling knowledge in rural farmers to go into farming as part of the overall project.

“MPG will see to the need to find market outside through trades or export for communities that work together through program such as the Mermaid project,” Fini said.

He said with the knowledge attained from program as such Mermaid, it would be encouraging to see communities venture into small scale farming even into large scale.

Fini said through such farming activity, communities will not only provide healthy and nutritious food for consumption, but also earn money through exports.

He said it is the role of both national and provincial governments to make legislations and set in place legal processes for locals to trade internationally.

“This will ensure maximum benefit is receive by local farmers,” Fini said.

According to Premier Fini this is one of the redirection policies of the current provincial regime, in which he is the captain.

He said government his redirection government is willing to work with national government, NGOs and other stakeholders to see such areas of need to our people are in place.

Fini said to achieve that, close cooperation is needed with our partners to develop the province toward a better, peaceful, successful and unify Malaita.

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