Thirty-two vegetable farmers will benefit from the upgrading of 1.7km of Kavanagasau farm access road at Sigatoka’s East Bank.
Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy commissioned the new road yesterday.
“We are vigorously pursuing food and nutrition security to all Fijians, at the same time encouraging responsible agriculture where our environment and natural resources are not compromised for future generations,” Mr Reddy said.
“For the above initiatives, the connection of farmers to the market is critical and paramount.”
He said large scale production would demand machinery and easy accessibility to the farm.
‘As such, infrastructure plays a very critical role in advancing the ministry’s collective aspirations to achieving its objectives.”