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“We’re looking at the global state of organics and its potential in Fiji and we want to make it work,” says Sashi Kiran
Suva, Fiji – The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development are leading discussions with various industry stakeholders in the promotion of organic agriculture in Fiji.
The organic stakeholder forum titled “Organic Pathways for a Sustainable Fiji – Clean Food is a Basic Human Right” brought together 50 organic stakeholders from around the country including farmers, organic groups, specialist, researchers, government department representatives and academics to collaborate on building the organic movement in Fiji.
“We’ve been actively involved in sharing and promoting organic agriculture and through this project organized an organic stakeholder forum to strengthen the organic movement,” says Sashi Kiran, the Founder and Director of FRIEND.
“We’re committed to strengthening the organic movement; we’re looking at the global state of organics and its potential in Fiji, and we want to make it work.”
“Understanding the organic systems, its certification processes and the interest and needs of participants towards organics is important to strengthening the movement.”
The organic stakeholder forum was funded by the Farmers’ Organizations for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific – FO4ACP Programme, a joint partnership between the European Union, Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON).