Strengthening the banana industry

By Hari Yellina
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The newly introduced program will help to further the previous accomplishments achieved in this sector, says Hari Yellina

It has been reported that the Queensland Government horticulturists are all set to announce a newly prepared National Banana Development and Extension program that aims to support the banana industry in these crucial and testing times. Moreover, this industry has suffered a tremendous blow due to the ongoing pandemic, and government officials believe that this plan will relieve the woes quite a bit.

Mark Furner, the minister for Agriculture Industry Development and Fisheries, has stated that this advanced five-year plan will undoubtedly strengthen the banana industry’s viability by retaining jobs and sustaining the growth of this domain. Furner has also added that the extension officers are on the lookout for opportunities that will assist them in working in close proximities with farmers as well as allow for a regional focus that supports industry priorities.

Covid-19 has devastated every industry throughout the nation, but special arrangements are being made to revitalise the agricultural sector, say farmers.

It is a known fact that the horticultural industry is a crucial aspect of Queensland’s plan for economic growth. Hence, this newly chalked up program must stand by the numerous farmers and all the employees that they have appointed. Furthermore, the implementation of this plan will aid horticulturists to understand the current demands of the situation. In fact, this program not only identifies the available opportunities, but it also delivers the specific assistance required for each farm.

This state-of-the-art, five-year program will research the developments in the banana industry through national banana roadshows, workshops and field shows.


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