Dry Spell Affects Bua Dalo Supply
Dalo supply for export from Bua Province in Vanua Levu has drastically decreased.
Speaking from Bua Lomanikoro yesterday during the opening of the Bua District meeting, senior agriculture officer Bua, Ilisoni Banuve, said this was the result of the dry weather conditions affecting most parts of the country.
“We are working closely with farmers and the buyers to maintain the export chain and to look at alternatives,” Mr Banuve said.
He said dalo was not the only crop affected during the dry spell.
“We have other famers who plant different varieties of crops and livestock that are affected as well.”
He called on farmers to continue looking after their crops and livestock since the dry weather conditions were beyond their control.
Mr Banuve said occasional showers experienced in the North over the past three days were a glimpse of hope to farmers.
He said they could now store water for their livestock, vegetables and root crops.
Principal agriculture officer North John Cox calls on farmers to continue to fetch water from nearby sources for their farm, livestock and equipment.
The meeting also discussed development plans and issues affecting the district on a daily basis.