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October 19, 2019

Agriculture mindset change

The agriculture sector should take on a private sector culture to be successful in the coming years. That, according to National Planning Minister Richard Maru.

Speaking at the final day of the Inaugural National Agriculture Summit, Minister Maru emphasised the need for a culture change within the Agriculture sector – more particular from the public sector players within Agriculture.

The public sector took centre stage on the final day of the Inaugural National Agriculture Summit. National Planning Minister, Richard Maru, addressed the participants on the topic of National Development Plans & Strategies. Whilst acknowledging the importance of the Agriculture sector – Minister Maru also called on the sector to have change how they interacted within the industry – he called on public sector actors within agriculture to adopt private sector practices, especially within transparency, accountability and work ethic.

Whilst re-emphasising the high priority on agriculture by the government – Minister Maru also called for commodity boards to improve on auditing funding provided by government.

Minister Maru’s sentiments also echoed by Agriculture Minister Henry Ame, and Agriculture Secretary, Dr Vele Paty Ila’ava.


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