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Farmers face hardship

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

FOR 53-year-old Beda Wati, farming is the only means of putting food on the table for her family.

The family of the Lokia, Sigatoka, resident is one of many in the area that suffered during the flooding in the West.

"We will not be able to do farming on a big scale for the next couple of months because the farms are still water-logged and we will not be able plant anything unless the farmland is completely dry," she said.

"With the cyclone season, we do not expect the farms to dry up soon.

"I have a five-acre piece of land and that is the main source of income for me, my son, daughter-in-law and my three grandchildren.

"We plant pumpkins, beans and tomatoes which have been destroyed by the flood. We are now continuing to farm in a smaller area near our home as we have to do some work in order to put food on the table."

Mrs Wati said they supplied produce from their farms to market vendors and because of the constant flash flooding, business had been hit hard.








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