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Disasters worry duo

Shayal Devi
Thursday, February 06, 2014

ASHOK Kumar and Mohini Lata have been living in farming communities for as long as they can remember.

At 54, both are still coming to terms with the hardships faced by farmers, especially during natural disasters.

Mr Kumar, of Lokia in Sigatoka, said last week's flood hindered the flow of their farming business.

"Every time there is heavy rainfall our farms get flooded and business is affected because we're left with nothing to sell," he said.

"Another problem is that we have to buy seedlings at such a high cost.

"A small packet of cabbage seedlings costs up to $20 and when it floods, all our hard work is wasted.

"We suffered extensively during the last flood as well and now, we hope something is done about this problem before another flood hits."

He said they were hoping for continuous good weather for the rest of the hurricane season.








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