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Farmer laments loss

Shayal Devi
Thursday, February 06, 2014

EXPERIENCING major natural disasters such as cyclones Kina and Evan, Tomasi Nasave knows all too well the damage flooding can cause.

The 55-year-old farmer from Lokia in Sigatoka said he was unsure of the exact amount of loss he suffered after last week's flood.

"I have been planting bean and maize to support my family and have grown up in this farming community," he said.

"Now, most of the produce I had planned on selling to market vendors has been destroyed."

He said one of the main areas of concern for farmers in his community was the constant flooding during times of heavy rain.

"If we had a proper drainage system, then water would be carried away from our farms," he added.

Mr Nasave said they were waiting for the farms to dry up before replanting again.


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