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Monday, 23 November 2015

Fiji - South Korea: $5m Agric Training Institute By Grace Road Food Co.

Commercial agriculture has a growing potential and Grace Road Food Company is tapping into this. The Korean church-based company says it will be investing $5 million towards an Agricultural Training Institute in Navua. The construction is expected to begin in January and is expected to be completed by October 2016. Company managing director Daniel Kim said: “The students need actual farming skills and they need the proper venue to learn this skill. “This institute will provide this platform for the students and bring out the potential in them.” The institute is proposed to offer both practical and theory agriculture work for the students. The three strategies the institute will concentrate on are organic farming, mechanised farming and value adding. Mr Kim said in order to take this project forward they need support and partnership. “To operate this institute we need people support, we need interest, we need Government involvement, we need university involvement and we need community farmer’s involvement to operate this institute.”

Source: Fiji Sun