AFTER the January flood turned the Bila River into flatland, a family turned to another source of living for survival.
But for 54-year-old Savenaca Saunoko of Bila in Lautoka, this is a double earning for him.
"We came from a family of fishermen. After the recent flood affected our source of income, we had no hope," said Mr Saunoko.
Now the family has switched to backyard gardening to counter this problem.
Mr Saunoko said they harvested cabbage, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, corn and chilies four times so far this year.
This was made possible with the community development project by Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises N Development (FRIEND) which is designed to encourage, motivate and empower individuals, families and communities to fight poverty.
"We used to take backyard planting for granted but now we know that it brings easy cash," Mr Saunoko said. He said the whole family was involved in the farm daily.