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Kumala help for needy

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

MORE than 500 families in the Northern Division will receive kumala cuttings as part of the Department of Agriculture's ongoing food security program and Tropical Cyclone Evan relief assistance.

Principal agricultural officer north John Cox said 366 families would be assisted in Macuata and 206 families in Bua.

The cuttings were distributed in Macuata with agricultural officers visiting villages to distribute the assistance.

Mr Cox said technical advice on the planting and keeping of the crop were also being provided to the families.

"This is also part of assistance for Tropical Cyclone Evan as the crop only takes three months to mature," Mr Cox said.

"We have started our distribution in Macuata and our officers in Nabouwalu have started with distribution in Bua. It's a successful program as a lot of families have shown interest in the planting of kumala. It's also a good crop for hurricane season because it can be preserved and kept for quite a while."


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