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By RACHNA LAL
The Permanent Secretary for Primary Industries, Ropate Ligairi, says next week’s Crest Agriculture Show 2012, is expected to be the biggest agriculture show ever held in the West.
He confirmed preparations for the show, which starts in Lautoka’s Churchill Park on Monday, are well on target.
“There will be a lot of displays on the latest technologies in agriculture, fisheries and forests,” he said.
“There will also be various demonstrations, fun competitions, financial workshops run by the Reserve Bank and banking institutions.
“It will be a fun week for the family and a great learning experience for students, farmers and the general public.”
Mr Liagairi said the construction of booths is underway and was expected to be completed by tomorrow, before the official opening.
He said although this will be the first time for the show to be held in Lautoka, it will be similar to the ones held in Suva over the past couple of years with a few minor changes.
“This is expected to be the biggest agriculture show that has ever been held in the West,” he said.
The show will conclude on Friday August 10, with the Prime Minister’s Farmers Awards night.
Displays/exhibitions will be from Department of Fisheries and Forests, Reserve Bank of Fiji, financial institutions, Department of Agriculture, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Fiji Police Force, Ministry of Lands, Elections Office, Public Service Commission, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Women amongst other ministries.
Private sector displays would include Goodman Fielder, Awesome Chicks, Lucas Millers, Ram Sami and Sons, Pacific Feeds, Advanced Parts and Services, Asco Motors, Tailevu Cocoa, Taiwan Trade Mission, Neritak Limited, South Pacific Fertilisers, Total Fiji, Rentokil, Niranjans, Flour Mills of Fiji, Punjas, Tropik Woods, Future Forests Fiji, Morris Hedstrom and Food Processors amongst others.