September 13, 2022

Partnership to strengthen Fiji’s agricultural sector – FBC News

The Australian Government, through APTC, supports the institute to improve training for women in agriculture. [Photo Source: Supplied]

A partnership between the Navuso Agriculture Technical Institute and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition will help improve the quality of agricultural training for Fijians, including the opportunity for more women to become skilled farmers.

The Australian Government, through APTC, supports the institute to improve training for women in agriculture.

In addition, it also funded the recently completed renovation of the women’s dormitory, as well as the construction of an inclusive toilet block, a greenhouse for vanilla production, a basic plastic house for vegetables and production of high-value crops, and a drying shed for pandanus leaves.

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[Photo Source: Supplied]

The Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls, Christine Clarke, visited the Navuso Agriculture Institute last week to see improvements to the Women in Agriculture initiative and to meet the 13 currently registered women farmers.


[Photo Source: Supplied]

The Ambassador unveiled the newly refurbished Adult Training Center which will be used by technical staff from the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture and other stakeholders for short-term on-the-job and non-accredited agricultural training programs .