Director for DARD, Antoine Ravo, commended the officers for their support for the SMAS event.
Mr Ravo encouraged all DARD officers including officers in the province to continue to work as a team throughout this year despite the difficulties and challenges faced.
"I want us all to maintain the Team Spirit, great working relationship to continue to work as a team to implement all activities that are yet to be carried out for this year 2019," he said.
Mr Ravo said although there is room for improvement, he appreciated all the works done by DARD officers and asked all officers to continue to provide the good works that must reach the farmers.
The SMAS was held in Emae Island in the Shepherds group from 18th to 21st June 2019 to prepare farmers from the Shepherds group of islands for the National Agriculture Festival which will be held in Tanna island next year 2020.
Photo supplied Caption: DARD officers at the function