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Floods Damage Farms In Semo

Food sources have been drastically affected at Semo Village, Nadroga, during the heavy downpour within the last few days ago. Village headman (Turaga-ni-Koro) Rusiate Natoga said they have witnessed devastation
10 Apr 2016 11:01
Floods Damage Farms In Semo
Turaga Ni Koro,Rusiate Natoga pointing to a plantation which have been destroyed by the recent floods. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

Food sources have been drastically affected at Semo Village, Nadroga, during the heavy downpour within the last few days ago.

Village headman (Turaga-ni-Koro) Rusiate Natoga said they have witnessed devastation among their crops after the recent floods.

“Our plantation was damaged by the flood; most of our cassava, bele, watermelon and vegetable farms are completely damaged,” he said.

“This time ten houses were under water and we had to move the family to high ground for their safety.”

Mr Natoga said that produce selling at the market was part of their income.

“Few of the villagers are market vendors and right now we are just waiting for the weather to change in a few days time then we will start planting again.

“Even some of the animals were displaced during the flood but this is just another bridge we have to cross, but the villagers are optimistic to get back to farming as quickly as possible.”

He added that some sugarcane farmers in the village have raised concerns about the damage to their plantation by the recent flooding.

 

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback:  litia.tikomailepanoni@fijisun.com.fj



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