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Kadavu Going Organic

Kadavu chiefs have accepted the concept of organic farming after the presentation made by Rokoseru Nabalarua, the interim chairman of the Kadavu Organic Committee, at Namuana Village on Thursday. The
12 Sep 2015 16:26
Kadavu Going Organic
Rokoseru Nabalarua

Kadavu chiefs have accepted the concept of organic farming after the presentation made by Rokoseru Nabalarua, the interim chairman of the Kadavu Organic Committee, at Namuana Village on Thursday.

The Roko Tui Kadavu, Eroni Vunisa, confirmed that Mr Nabalarua had launched the organic programme at Namuana Village.

He said Mr Nabalarua brought with him some organic products including a bottle of yaqona that cost $160.

“He (Mr Nabalarua) had floated the idea of organic farming when he was chief guest at last year’s provincial council meeting,” Mr Vunisa said.

He said chiefs were happy with Nabalarua’s presentation and they believed organic farming was the way forward for Kadavu.

Kadavu Organic Committee member Mere Salusalu said after last year’s meeting, chemicals had been banned from farming in Kadavu.

“However, it would be a long process for Kadavu to be certified,” she said.

Mrs Salusalu said she had recommended that organic farming started from Ono.

“Tourists coming to resorts on Ono Island will want organic foods.”

In order to ensure that organic certification will be carried out on the island by the people on the ground, a Kadavu Island Organic Interim Consultative Committee had to be established.

The organic farming issue will be discussed at the Kadavu Provincial Council meeting at Studio 6 on October 22 – 23.

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