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$353k funding for service

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

LESSONS learnt from three natural disasters in 2012 has resulted in the formation of a research and extension advisory service for fruit, vegetable and root crop growers in the Western Division.

Nature's Way, a co-operative owned and established by fresh produce and root crop farmers on Viti Levu, set up the advisory service with funding of $353,000 from New Zealand and AusAID.

Co-op CEO Michael Brown said since it was established in July last year, a lot of work has been done.

"Using existing contractors Kyle Stice, Livai Tora and a newly recruited field officer Ronal Chand, consultations have taken place in the Nadi-Rakiraki corridor and specific targets have been set for export commodities," he said.

"Central to the extension approach is collaboration between exporters, Ministry of Primary Industries and other extension stakeholders and as a result several meetings have taken place to kick-start the process."





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