Seedling distribution begins next Monday – FBC News

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The Department of Agriculture is committed to continuing to provide seedlings this year as part of its home gardening program.

Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy said that since the start of seed distribution in March 2020, a total of 203,792 seed packets have been distributed to 203,792 households across the country.

Reddy adds that the first phase of this year will begin next Monday.

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“I am happy to announce that starting Monday January 10, we will be making another 10,000 seed packets available. Each package will include a number of vegetable seeds sourced from our offices across the country. “

Reddy says the seed packet will include cucumber, long bean, green bean, eggplant, and sponge squash seedlings.

The minister said they aimed to ensure food security for Fijians at the household level.

Fijians can access assistance at any ministry office.

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