Agriculture Show to demonstrate productive sector resilience

Local food stalls are being built and the stage is near completion

To mark Vanuatu’s 40th independence anniversary, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry and Biosecurity (MALFFB) will be hosting a 3-day Agriculture Show to demonstrate what the productive sector has been doing to be resilient and boost production.

Each department under MALFFB will be showing a range of innovative activities undertaken since the past years to present, focusing on resilience and food security, said Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and Team Leader of Agriculture Show, Antoine Ravo.

“Innovative farming technology such as backyard farming, irrigation, use of mechanization to boost primary production,” he said.

“Demonstrations include setting up of a fish pond by the Department of Fisheries, how to operate a tractor and many more incentives by each department including the private sector to motivate farmers.

“Lots of different activities will be happening throughout the three days, including the launch of important policies, strategies and facilities such as a studio to serve the interest of farmers.

“Farmers will be brought in from different islands.

“Additionally, we are awarding several farmers who have supported the Food Security Cluster in its response after cyclone Harold.”

He said free Wi-Fi will be provided for members of the public to be able to post about the event and give feedback and recommendations for improvement.

Preparations for the Agriculture Show have commenced with stalls and a stage being built at the Tagabe Agriculture Station.

The 3-day event will commence with a parade this coming Monday.

Prime Minister (PM) Bob Loughman and the Minister of MALFFB will be participating in the parade with floats display from each department under MALFFB.

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