APART from the 19 houses built so far at the new village site for people of Vunidogoloa in Cakaudrove, government has also initiated agricultural activities.
Acting commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu yesterday said they had planted about 3000 pineapples and some root crop to help villagers with their food supply.
"For the pineapples, we are looking at planting about 7000 and also root crops and vegetables," he said.
"We are also planning to establish eight fish ponds here next month and we will be working closely with the Agriculture Ministry and Fisheries Department to make this happen.
"This is all part of efforts to assist the villagers with their livelihoods."
The villagers are the first in the country to be relocated to new homes in Kenani as a result of rising sea level.
Mr Bolalevu said 30 houses would be built at the site.
He had earlier said the houses would be occupied according to traditional groups.
"We will put the villagers together according to their mataqali and tokatoka.
"That is the current pattern in the village where they live and they want to continue with that when they shift to the new site."
The new site sits by the West Coast Rd towards Korotasere in Vaturova.