Most tech problems in agriculture not sophisticated: FCLC
10 March, 2019, 9:08 pm
MOST technical problems in our agricultural system are not sophisticated.
This was highlighted by Fiji Crop and Livestock Council chairperson Simon Cole during the FCLC workshop held in Suva last week saying there was a need to focus on stockmanship and crop husbandry.
“We need experts to work in the pens and in the fields beside our farmers,” Mr Cole said.
He said FCLC association heads were recognised by their peers as being the best producers of most commodities.
“I believe there are people who can help farmers improve their technical competency,” he said.
He added FCLC developed a range of phone-based services to assist the extension effort.
“We developed systems to connect farmers, markets and technicians.
“We successfully trialled weekly pricing messages for different commodities indicating to farmers what they should be charging at the farm gate.”