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Students and staff of FNU held an education industrial field visit to Grace Road Food Company’s rice farm located in Deuba this week.
These students saw mechanised rice farming, and witnessed machines and advanced, modern rice farm infrastructure that new in Fiji.
The machineries include combine harvester and transplanter. The students were able to observe how the machines were operated and how the rice farming scheme was maintained on a large-scale.
This visit was very encouraging. Students observed and learned on-site practically and theoretically.
Grace Road Food Company’s executive director, Daniel Kim, said they don’t only have a commercial objective but also to contribute to advancement of Fijian agriculture through education and share of technology.
“But what is more important than advanced farming technology is the motivation and passion of Fijians to cultivate rice,” he said.
“The visitation from FNU students is a good example of our intention properly transferred to Fiji.
“The doors to our farm will always be open not only for students but to any Fijians who are passionate about farming rice.”