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More Fencing Materials For Livestock Farmers

Thirty grazing livestock farmers in the western division have begun receiving fencing material for farm enclosures from the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC). This is to further assist in
19 Oct 2017 11:12
More Fencing Materials For Livestock Farmers

Thirty grazing livestock farmers in the western division have begun receiving fencing material for farm enclosures from the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC).

This is to further assist in their rehabilitation efforts following last year’s Cyclone Winston.

Supplies from the council
  FCLC chief executive officer, Jiu Daunivalu, says that the council is “working together with the Ministry of Agriculture, who are supplying fencing coils, to be distributed to goat, sheep, and cattle farmers between Rakiraki and Nadi.The distribution of the fencing supplies is a continuation of the initial deliveries that took place earlier this year in which 20 grazing livestock farmers in the northern division received fencing material from FCLC.

About the farmers
  Of the 30,000 commodity farmers under the council 2,396 are grazing livestock farmers.
  Kalipan Nair, a Rakiraki cattle farmer, was one of the recipients of the fencing coils.
  He said: “I lost animals and fencing during Cyclone Winston.
  “The fencing materials I’ve received will contribute to keeping my cows enclosed and secure.”
   To date 12 commodity associations comprise the council and they are grazing livestock, dalo, yaqona, cocoa, ginger, rice, Fiji Foods Exporters Association, pigs, beekeepers, fruit and vegetable, organics, and copra. In 2016, the council had received funding assistance from New Caledonia’s Chamber of Agriculture to assist in FCLC’s cyclone relief work in which grazing livestock farmers also benefitted. 



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