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Ministry Survey Shows Farmers Recovering Well

  Assessments done by the Ministry of Agriculture indicated that farmers in the country are recuperating well after Tropical Cyclone Winston last year. In an interview during the 2017 Northern
27 May 2017 09:00
Ministry Survey  Shows Farmers  Recovering Well
Savusavu Secondary School students during the show. Photo: Josaia Ralago

 

Assessments done by the Ministry of Agriculture indicated that farmers in the country are recuperating well after Tropical Cyclone Winston last year.

In an interview during the 2017 Northern Agriculture show, the Deputy Secretary for Agriculture Development Uraia Waibuta said they were satisfied with the feedback from the these assessments.

“We have made the assessment and also the rehabilitation programme so majority of the farmers were satisfied that we have covered all the affected areas during the rehabilitation programme and that has led us to organising such an event,” Mr Waibuta said.

“If the situation was not good then definitely we won’t be enjoying this particular event around the country and rather concentrating on rehabilitation.

“We are satisfied with the feedback so we will carry out such events.”

Kioa Island yaqona farmer Kai Tai said; “It is true. Some of our farms were badly affected during TC Winston but we have picked up and hoping for the best.”

Makolei, Solevu, farmer in Bua, Mikaele Limo said it took a while but they projecting a positive feedback.

“We are praying that no cyclone rummages through our farm again. Even though the cyclone did not hit us in Solevu as bad as it did to some parts of the country, we still made considerable losses.”

Meanwhile, traffic coming through main street Labasa Town were diverted to other lanes as about 300 people marched through Labasa Town for the 2017 Northern Agriculture Show.

Feedback:  josaia.ralago@fijisun.com.fj

 



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