We’re on our way

Re: Agriculture continues negative growth

Well so the story goes like this.... six hours later lol - it is not as bad as it seems. We have finally changed strategy on agricultural development and the private sector commercial farmers have become a major contributor now to agricultural development. 

The Ministry is taking a leadership role which is great to see (finally) and are taking ownership of the development process.

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PHARMA an Australian and NZaid program is focusing where it should on export crops that include taro, noni (which is going to be a good income earner for hopefully a while, now that we have re-established market links), coconuts and bananas.

It is going to take a little bit to get together and show significant contribution to GDP, but things are well on the way.

There are several high cost investments that I feel should be made that will need donor and government support, but otherwise I see a bright future in as little as 12 months.

 

Edwin Tamasese 

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