The Indian High Commission has donated almost seven tonnes of dry vegetable seeds of 14 different varieties to the Fijian Government that will allow the Agriculture Ministry to undertake country-wide support for food security and expand their support for commercial and export agriculture.

Minister for Agriculture, Doctor Mahendra Reddy, while thanking the Commission says this could not have come at a better time.

He says this consignment will certainly boost food security work on the ground.

Dr. Reddy commended India for coming to the Ministry of Agriculture’s aid when it needed to bolster its food security and export agriculture programs to better assist Fijian households following the recent disasters.

Dr Reddy also says the Ministry has distributed 106,431 individual seed packs to households throughout Fiji.

The 14 varieties of seeds include eggplant, cauliflower, guar, yard long bean, French bean, muskmelon, English cabbage, watermelon, capsicum, sponge gourd, okra, tomato, cucumber and bitter gourd.