Farmers living in Bainisoqosoqo Settlement, Rakiraki met with the Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy today where they discussed urgent issues affecting their farms.
Speaking during a talanoa session, Minister Reddy announced a secure market for farmers whereby the ministry will buy the crops directly from the farmers at a guaranteed price and supply it to various buyers in the country.
“We are working very closely with exporters to grow our export market but at the same time we must boost production, and in order to do this we need to provide market to farmers,” he said.
“The Agricultural Market Authority will reach out to farmers and facilitate the purchase, sale and exportation of agro and aqua produce.”
Minister Reddy is currently on a tour of agricultural projects in the Western Division as well as holding talanoa sessions with farmers.