Wednesday, 28 October 2015

EU-Pacific: commercial agri opportunities in public sector

The European Union (EU) is a strong supporter for Agriculture development in Fiji and around the Pacific. In first ever debate on organic and conventional farming methods in University of the South Pacific, the EU Ambassador for the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs said organic farmers and associations should not only engage with private sector but also with public sector and respond to the for organic food in hospitals, schools or for public functions. He underlined that the European Union spends more money on agriculture than other sectors and funds have been under constant reform since in the 1970s. Jacobs says the EU is seeking to open up commercial opportunities and should exist not only in the private sector but in the public sector as well.