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300K for cocoa rehabilitation

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE government has set aside $300,000 in this year's national budget for cocoa rehabilitation works.

And rehabilitation works are in progress in Dawasamu, Tailevu and will continue throughout the year.

Principal agricultural officer Central Tepola Seniloli said the villages of Natadradave and Delakado in the district of Dawasamu were continuing their rehabilitation works this year.

In a visit to the village of Delakado on Wednesday, Ms Seniloli thanked the farmers for their hard work and encouraged them to continue.

"Please ensure that you continue to work hard and help get the cocoa industry back on its feet.

"The farmers had been assisted with chainsaws and pruners to assist them in the pruning of cocoa trees, removal of black cocoa pods as well as field sanitation," Ms Seniloli explained.

She also highlighted that a lot was still needed to be done.

Cocoa farmer Waisake Savu, 41, was grateful to government for the initiative of revitalising the cocoa industry and hopes that more farmers join the initiative.





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