FIJI NEWS

Roqica to wake up farmers

Eighteen- year old Tevita Roqica wants farmers to be aware of the harm chemicals they use in their farms are to the ecosystem. The Year 13 student of Labasa College
10 Aug 2014 09:19

Tevita Roqica. Photo: Peni Drauna

Eighteen- year old Tevita Roqica wants farmers to be aware of the harm chemicals they use in their farms are to the ecosystem.
The Year 13 student of Labasa College will be contesting in the King category at the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park this month.
The Naseakula lad, with maternal links to Cawadevo, Namuka, and the youngest of three siblings, said he was interested in marine organisms and how they should be well taken care of.
“At this year’s festival I will be advocating on the effects of chemicals used by farmers on marine organisms,” Tevita said.
He lives in Wailevu where he is surrounded by farmers. “From a place where I get to see farmers a lot I want them to be aware that the chemicals they use have a great impact on marine organisms,” he said.
“Not only farmers but youths willing to practice farming in the future. The chemicals used on the crops is later washed away into rivers then it all goes into the ocean, harming the marine organisms” he said.
“Marine organisms like oysters are among organisms affected because these organisms cannot move and depend on food around them.”
Mr Roqica is sponsored by Dalip Chand and Sons Limited in the upcoming festival.
Peni Drauna




Subscribe to E-Edition
pacific island top up
Air Nuigini
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: