Agriculture to fund SMEs

National, Normal

The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013


AGRICULTURE will raise funds for the small-medium entrepreneurs (SME) sector in the country, Constitutional Reform Commission and Tambul-Nebilyer MP Benjamin Poponawa says.

Granting K50,000 to the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) and another K50,000 to the Fresh Produce Development Authority (FPDA) to develop and extend farming activities to grow the SME sector. Poponawa said agriculture would raise funds for the people to start small businesses.

“The government is putting money into the National Development Bank, where people can apply for loans to start off with farming activities,” he said.

“People must start to get advice from the National Agriculture Research Institute, Fresh Produce Development Authorities, Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Department of Primary Industry or other institutions to get into farming.”