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$11.7M in damages to agriculture sector from December flooding
By Sharon Dipitika
Thursday 12/01/2017

The total cost of damage sustained by the Agriculture Ministry during the December floods last year is about $11.7 million.

Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu says farmers in the low lying areas have been severely affected.

Seruiratu says government took quick action to ensure that debris was cleared and land preparations were done.

He says the Local officers know the needs of the farmers and they are coordinating the assistance provided.

The Minister says the flooding has also temporarily affected Fiji’s export.

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