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Tonga attends Agricultural Ministers meeting

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 03/10/2019

The minister of Agriculture- Losaline Ma’asi, along with representatives from the ministry are currently in Apia Samoa for an Agricultural Ministers meeting.

The themes raised at the meeting include climate change and the preparedness of the Pacific agriculture sector for natural disasters.

Meanwhile, a Pacific market show is also held alongside the meeting where Tongan produce is on display for the first time.

Ministry of Agriculture CEO – Dr. Viliami Manu says, these is a good program for our Tongan people especially the growers who are looking to export their produce to Samoa and abroad.

However, Manu says one of the challenges they face is with the shipping of the produce as there are direct shipping routes from Tonga to Samoa. From this Pacific market show there can be an opportunity for export negotiations.

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