Talks on establishing Grace Road Food Company Limited’s first training institute ended on a positive note in Navua this week.
Minister of Agriculture Inia Seruiratu, and Grace Road Food managing director Daniel Kim, established focused on Agriculture Training Institute and the Rice Research Institute took place.
Grace Road plans to open the institute come October.
The purpose of constructing the educational institutions, according to Grace Road, is understood to not be limited to transferring the farming techniques with the basis of hands-on field experience.
However the company’s vision is to have these institutions grow to be a place of intellectual convention to anyone who want to understand and on-site practices for farming.
Mr Kim said: “We sincerely appreciate Mr Inia Seruiratu’s supporting our project from the beginning.
“We want to rebuild the Rice Industrial Area in Navua, Nausori, and Tailevu.
“With this intimate cooperation with the Government and the generation of talentthrough the Agricultural Institution and the establishment of Rice Research Center, we will invigorate the Rice Industry.”
Through this revitalisation, Mr Kim said, Grace Road will achieve its 2020 Fiji Rice Self-Sufficiency Scheme.”
Mr Seruiratu responded with great optimism to the company’s vision, and promised full support for the rapid actualisation of the plan.
“The education of the agriculture institute should not be limited to the technical aspects of farming, but create entrepreneurship simultaneously.