Solomon Islands: In Solomon Islands, GIS boosted agriculture development, observed Solomon Island’s permanent secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, John Harunari. He was speaking at the first-ever GIS training workshop that opened in Honiara.
Harunari said that GIS has been used in all over the world in industries like agriculture, tourism, marine and environment and for public utilities in infrastructure, health, education and telecommunication. He added that GIS is helping the government in developing infrastructure and industries to grow in the country. It also ensured jobs in agriculture and other sectors.
The permanent secretary opined the overall aim of the GIS training was to assist the ministry staff and partners to be better facilitated with the skills and knowledge in GIS. “And to make sure we have effective development interventions with a strong result focused base committed to our people needs,” Harunari continued.
The GIS training is part of the capacity building project though the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) ACP, EU-S&T Actions (Solomon Islands) which PNG, Solomon islands and Vanuatu are party to.