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Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management

Ministry of Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management









Mr Inia Seruiratu
Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management




The Government recognizes the potential of fisheries and forestry a major potential foreign exchange earner whilst simultaneously provides rural employment, regular income and economic development to promote rural stability and improvement of rural living standards.

The mandate of the Ministry is to ensure that the resources are developed and managed to its optimal potential for the benefit of all stakeholders, in the best possible sustainable way. To achieve this, the core roles and responsibilities are Research and Development, Provision of Extension Services and Training, Law Enforcement, Monitoring and Surveillance, and Provision of Support Infra Structures where economically viable. The Government stance is to create and provide wherever possible the social and economic environment in which the private sector can flourish and develop forest and fish resources. The intervention policy and strategy of the Ministry are and will be selective and relates only to areas where the private enterprise should not or cannot invest. More active and direct intervention will be carried out in order to stimulate investment by the private enterprise in a balance way and to provide a sound foundation on which private enterprise can build, including the affirmative action programs that are needed and necessary for the direct participation of the Indigenous Fijian and Rotumans; and direct involvement in the commercial activities.


For more information - click here - www.agriculture.gov.fj

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