Agriculture Minister

No parallel programs for agriculture: Minister

This is in response to the announcement by the Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, to revive rundown plantations through cooperative societies.

In September, Mori announced plans by his Ministry to spearhead the revival of rundown plantations through the cooperative society scheme, which had died out.

Yesterday, Agriculture Minister Allan said his Ministry and Department was mandated to oversee the sector.

Inaugural summit to focus on private sector

Agriculture Minister, Benny Allan, said this today when confirming the hosting of the three-day Summit next week.

He said the Summit aims to set the foundation for more consultation to improve the agriculture sector.

Minister Allan said for too long the Government has been working without much consultation with the private sector.

“Government cannot do it alone. It is the private sector who will grow the economy so that is why we, from the start, have left our doors open to consult with the private sector,” Minister Allan said.