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Dry rice farm piques interest

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, January 26, 2013

INTEREST in dry land rice farming is picking up in the Central Division because the venture does not require an irrigation system.

Senior Tailevu agriculture officer Saiasi Tubuna said many farmers in the division were interested in dry land rice farming through the government's project assistance.

One such rice farm is at the Deepwater settlement in Korovou. He said farmers there had a lot of potential in terms of skills and needed to make use of their resources.

"Deepwater settlement in Korovou was an old rice farming area in the past but was taken over by cattle farming," Mr Tubuna said.

"But this year the farmers are showing interest in rice farming again and we hope to assist them in any way possible.

The government had assisted the Deepwater farm with drainage work.