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Farmers to be registered

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, January 06, 2014

DAIRY farmers in the Western Division will soon be officially registered by the Agriculture Ministry.

Deputy director of Agriculture Uraia Waibuta said about 20 farmers in the Western Division had successfully adopted the ministry's dairy program.

"These farmers have done a great deal for the ministry in terms of improving the yield of dairy production in the West," he said.

"When we introduced dairy farming in Ba, Lautoka and certain areas in Nadi, we were hoping that this would help in increasing the dairy production in the country which it did."

Mr Waibuta said registering the farmers would ensure that the ministry offered more help and advice to the farmers to increase and expand the farms. "So far, the farmers are doing well and we hope to increase the number of dairy farmers in the West."

The farmers, who are generally sugarcane farmers too, were recruited by the ministry last year as a means to expand the industry to the division.

"We introduced this initiative in the third and final quarter of last year and so far we have achieved positive results. The focus this year would be to take advantage of that growth and encourage more farmers to join dairy farming," said Mr Waibuta.


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