Agro National Corporation (AgroNat) has stated the company plans to provide a sustainable supply of agricultural products to resorts.
AgroNat was established by the government to market agricultural products from local farms and provide a better revenue stream for local farmers.
Speaking to PSM News, Managing Director of AgroNat Haaroon Rasheed said the target is to limit the import of these 17 types of items to the Maldives. Noting 90% of imported fruits and vegetables are supplied to resorts, Haaroon said AgroNat aims to supply these items to resorts in a sustainable manner. He said the contracts established with local farmers will ensure the items are produced in a large scale which will allow the items to be supplied continuously to resorts.
AgroNat will be providing technical and financial assistance to local farmers to farm items, and helping them to market their products to resorts and abroad.