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Yavusa Nadi Youths Cultivate Land Together

It has been three weeks, and youths have planted various root crops and vegetables to assist them during this COVID-19 crisis.
25 Jun 2020 15:17
Yavusa Nadi Youths Cultivate Land Together
Some members of the Yavusa Nadi in the village of Namotomoto, Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

More than 50 youths of yavusa Nadi in the village of Namotomoto, Nadi, are tilling the land as part of their solesolevaki (communal work) programme.

It has been three weeks, and youths have planted various root crops and vegetables to assist them during this COVID-19 crisis.

The Vucunisai clan from Yasawa and Malolo are also part of the programme.

Yavusa Nadi spokesperson, Tomasi Naulumatua, said the farming site was the previous location of Botilevuka Village before it relocated to Namotomoto in the late 1800s because of flooding.

The project, he said, was “simply to move in at the old site and restore the former village site as part of the identity of Yavusa Nadi.

“It is very overwhelming to see the response from the youths working together,” he said.

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He thanked the Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry for providing the youth with gardening and tree seedlings which have been spread out on a five-acre land.

Mr Naulumatua said plans for the remaining seven acres would be revealed shortly.

“We also back the Government for the ‘Plant Four Million Trees in Four Years’ initiative. Certainly through this partnership, the future generations will live in a healthy and environmentally safe Fiji,” Mr Naulumatua said.

So far, the youths have planted 180 yasi, 150 mahogany and 50 vesi seedlings.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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