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Bua Women Benefit From Crab Fattening Training

Bua Women Benefit From Crab Fattening Training
Kubulau villagers during the training of Crab flettening training in Bua on June 29 2017. PHOTO:WCS
July 14
11:00 2017

“Women in districts were selling by the roadside and this is why they were selling smaller crabs,” Bua women’s leader Adi Ana Ratuilagi said.


Workshops conducted on mud crab fattening training have benefited women in the province of Bua.

Bua women leader Adi Ana Ratuilagi, said the crab training had empowered the women of Bua following training session in the villages of Kubulau, Tuvulomo, Nabouwalu, Dama, Navunievu and Tavea.

“This is their everyday work and they are familiar with it, this training has upgraded their knowledge and skills,” Adi Ana said.

She said the trainings have empowered women in Bua. The trainings have assisted them utilise and conserve their natural resources.

“Crabs are caught by the women in the village, cooked in a special way and served with miti (coconut cream).”

She said while crab catching was a daily chore, the sizes of the mud crabs were also getting smaller and smaller.

“Women sell by the roadside everyday and this is why they were selling smaller crabs,” Adi Ana said.

“Mud crabs selling is a source of income for the women.”

Meanwhile, Adi Ana said the Nadi district women have requested for similar training in the four villages of Nasau, Nasolo, Nasawana and Sawani.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika



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