It is imperative that we produce more of our own foods and use our fisheries resources in a sustainable manner so that we can secure our future. Strengthening our agriculture sector is of extreme importance. Reliance on external sources for most of our foods, as amplified by our high food import bill, is to be significantly reduced as a matter of urgency. This must become and remain a top priority as we pursue a reliable approach to the development of our agriculture sector to cushion the impact of high food prices on our citizens.

The National Food Production Action Plan 2012-2015 provides for a unified direction, aligning resources with national priorities while creating a platform for the Government and private sector to venture into strategic partnerships to effectively mobilize and utilize available land and marine resources, labour, human resources and technology.

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