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Grow And Buy More Local Produce, Says Fiji's PM

Grow And Buy More Local Produce - PM

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has called on families to grow more of their own food in view of the rising food prices.

Commodore Bainimarama has also urged people to buy more produce from local farmers.

"Fiji imports a whole range of produce which can be successfully grown and distributed locally and farmers should also take advantage of this and produce more.

"Growing your own food means that ensuring access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

" It is always healthy and cost effective to ensure there is sufficient supply of food crops for families on your land. This will also help you to save much needed cash for other priority purposes."

PM Bainimarama has also requested the Ministry of Agriculture and NGO's to provide training and support to encourage people to grow their own crops and vegetables especially those communities who are not currently growing their own produce but have sufficient land.

Commodore Bainimarama reiterated that Government is fully aware of the plight of ordinary members of the public regarding rising food prices. He said that everything within the powers of Government is being done to ensure reprieve to consumers.

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