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Farmers plan growth

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

EXPANDING their dalo business this year in the district of Wainunu in Bua is the focus of farmers.

Led by Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, the farmers have drawn up individual plans to achieve their goals.

Ratu Orisi said the farmers had set their own farming goals.

"The farmers have their own goals in terms of how many dalo tops they will plant per month," he said.

"It's different for every farmer because they have farms of different sizes.

"But together we will work towards achieving our goals."

Ratu Orisi said the dalo industry was growing in the district.

"We have dalo agents coming to our farms to buy dalo and we never face problems of selling our crop to the agents.

"Wainunu is becoming like Taveuni, and if we tap it right, the industry can expand and the farmers can export directly.

"That is also our focus — to directly export the dalo to buyers overseas. We know we can do it."

Ratu Orisi said despite the lack of farm roads in the area, the farmers were not disheartened but focused on achieving their goals.

"This year we know we will encounter a lot of challenges but we are positive and adamant about achieving our plans."

"One of our other aims is to bypass the middlemen.

"So despite the challenges, we will continue to remain positive and work towards that."








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