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Yaqona Farmer Seeks Market Through Government Aid

A 53-year-old Yaqona farmer of Nukubolu in Cakaudrove believes Government could provide a major boost to many farmers. Manasa Koromo feels this can be done if Government buys yaqona from
20 Apr 2015 10:50
Yaqona Farmer Seeks Market Through Government Aid

A 53-year-old Yaqona farmer of Nukubolu in Cakaudrove believes Government could provide a major boost to many farmers.

Manasa Koromo feels this can be done if Government buys yaqona from farmers and sells it overseas.

Mr Koromo has been involved with Yaqona farming for the past 17 years

“It is very hard to sell Yaqona in the market now as there are many farmers and prices fluctuate,” he said.

He said his four acres land of Yaqona farm caters for the educational needs of his three children and meets family needs.

Mr Koromo sells Yaqona for $40 a kilo of Waka at the Labasa market while some other Yaqona vendors sell it for $35.

He said with the price differences by most Yaqona vendors, farmers do not stick at a fixed price which was why he is calling for Government assistance.

Mr Koromo said after his recent harvest, he generated more than $1000 in revenue from his farm.

Meanwhile, Mr Koromo also has a four acre sugarcane farm and has already kicked off with a poultry farm, piggery and he owns three box of beehives for honey production.

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