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Committee monitors land use

Luke Rawai
Friday, February 01, 2013

LABASA farmers are embarking on a project with the Department of Agriculture for the proper care and management of land.

The project, a joint effort by the Land Use Section of the Department of Agriculture and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, is promoting land care and sustainable agricultural practices.

Twelve farmers at Siberia Emily are part of the land care committee which is working closely with the Agriculture Department on methods of wise land care management for agricultural purposes.

Labasa agricultural officer Timoci Vakaboro said farmers in the area were learning farming practices to retain nutrient levels in the soil and other methods of intercropping including contour planting to prevent soil erosion.

Mr Vakaboro said they had established committees for this purpose.





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