The government is doing everything possible to ensure that produce grown in Fiji is organic in the true sense of the word, said Minister of Youth and Sports Parveen Kumar.
He made this comment recently when the Youth Farm Initiative grant was presented to the community hall in Bukuya village, Ba.
Mr Kumar also said the state is vigorously engaging with young people because of their importance to the future of the Fijian economy.
“Every year more and more capital is spent on organic farming and we need to keep pace with this development so that we can market truly Fijian products with only natural inputs,” he said.
“We always believed that engaging with young people would give us firsthand experience of their hopes and dreams and that is why we reached out to the thousands of unreached young people to have face to face meetings and be in a better position. position to understand and make the right decisions for our young population.
Mr Kumar said engaging with young people was the only way to make a difference in Fiji.
“We can only provide you with the best learning opportunities to make a difference by growing enough food to feed your families and communities. “Many challenges await the sector, in particular climate change. “
Mr. Kumar presented grants to four youth clubs at the event.