Department of Agriculture to Announce Nine Programs in August – FBC News

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The Ministry of Agriculture will announce nine support programs for farmers in August.

This was revealed by Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy during a talanoa session with the Barara Farmers Cluster in Sigatoka yesterday.

Dr Reddy says this will benefit those who missed out on the nine aid programs offered by the ministry last year.

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“Whether it’s supporting women in agriculture in terms of the equipment they need, whether you want to set up greenhouses or nurseries, whether you want to set up hydroponics, we are here for you. to support. There will be nine programs that will be announced again in August and we want you to take advantage of the programs where part of the cost of everything you want to buy, to establish yourself on your farms, will be paid for by the government”.

He says this will help farmers generate more income-generating activities while helping the agricultural sector meet local and export food demands.

This includes irrigation kits, fencing materials, tractor purchases and FDB loans to name a few.

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