THE Teitei Taveuni group has established about 40 farming groups on the Garden Island with the aim of encouraging organic farming.
Group mentor Jo Dean said they were still trying to put out the reasons and ideas for such farming practices to farmers on the island.
She said many farmers on the island realised how the yields of their crops had dropped since most of their farmlands were cultivated.
"We are currently testing various natural methods in which the soil nutrient level on the island could be replenished," Mrs Dean said.
"There are farmers on the island who are closely working with us to ensure that the project becomes a success.
"The project is aimed at ensuring that the soils on the island of Taveuni remain one of the top rich soils in the future."
Mrs Dean said the idea behind the project was to ensure that sustainable agricultural practices were carried out in farms around the island.
Taveuni farmer Latai Smith said she had been working closely with the group and recognised how useful the project was.
"The yields of my crop have improved and even though it required a lot of input from us farmers, it was worth it," Ms Smith said.
"We have to farm wisely and think of the future."
Another farmer, Veremo Davui, shared how the ideas had changed farmers' views to realise that nutrient levels in the soil does change over time as cultivation continues.