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Agriculture Cluster Programme In Serua

  The Serua Provincial Council yesterday approved the Serua Cluster Model programme. The cluster programme is an initiative which allows rural farmers to work together with Government and other development
18 Dec 2015 13:48
Agriculture Cluster Programme In Serua
Joeli Cawaki

 

The Serua Provincial Council yesterday approved the Serua Cluster Model programme.

The cluster programme is an initiative which allows rural farmers to work together with Government and other development agencies and institutes to get easy market access.

In return, these farmers, plant or fish as per the requirement by the buyer to supply on a regular basis.

The Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Joeli Cawaki said this programme would be on trial in Serua.

There are four districts and 25 villages in the province and would be easy to monitor the programme, Mr Cawaki said.

Serua students studying at the University of the South Pacific are preparing the required data and when completed would start with the work.

This programme would also involve the testing of the fertility of the soil to decide which crop would suit the land and climate conditions.

He said villages would be tasked to plant certain food crops, vegetables and kava.

The export companies were already in Navua, hence, the market was not a problem.

This cluster programme according to Mr Cawaki will only be successful if people are really committed to it.

Training has already begun at the Agriculture office in Naitonitoni, Navua.

 

Illegal logging and fishing

Meanwhile, sub-committee has been formed to address illegal logging and fishing in the province.

The Roko Tui Serua, Jese Volau said the committee would set out campaigns against the unlawful use of their sea and land.

Anyone found could end up being prosecuted.

 

Boseiwaqa to chair company 

The chairman of the Serua Provincial Council, Tevita Boseiwaqa was unanimously appointed as chair of the Serua Company Limited at yesterday’s meeting.

He would be leading the company for three months before he leaves for his new posting in Dhaka in Bangladesh next year.

Mr Boseiwaqa’s contract as Permanent Secretary ends this month.

He said he was happy with his appointment and the faith people of Serua had in him.

Editing by: Ranoba Baoa

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