Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 6:15 PM on Monday 28 July

/ Front page / News

Cane farmer diversifies to other crops

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

FOR about 30 years, Dharam Singh eked out a living as a sugarcane farmer.

The Nadi farmer said the sugar cane farms had sustained his family for generations. "But it came with a lot of hard work and sacrifice. And it was also very costly, we were not getting what we put in," he said. It was amid this background that he opted to venture into fish farming as well as dabble in the cultivation and sale of other crops and vegetables.

He said he found fish farming more manageable and less costly.

His plans received a boost when the government supported the venture with a funding of $4000 under the self-help scheme where he contributed one third of the project costs. "I am so thankful to the government for funding the completion of my fish pond. This will be a good income source for my family."

Mr Singh said apart from fish cultivation, he planted corn, vegetables and cassava.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. New United formation
  2. 10 degrees lowest yet
  3. Misleading phone deals
  4. Man pleads for return of medal
  5. Party to fight alone
  6. Hospitality amazes traveller
  7. Super shark nanna
  8. Recognition for officers
  9. Alarm bells as diabetes forecast points to rise in cases
  10. Website to boost profile

Top Stories this Week

  1. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  2. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  3. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  4. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)
  8. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  9. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)