Fiji Time: 5:03 PM on Tuesday 21 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Organic farm project

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, February 08, 2014

WOMEN of Korotubu in Macuata have embarked on an organic farming project funded by Global Environment Facility in conjunction with World Wide Fund for Nature.

Korotubu Village Soqosoqo Vakamarama head Emele Naikabe said they were using manure and byproducts from their village piggery to make an organic nursery farm.

Mrs Naikabe said vegetable seedlings and cuttings were often developed at the nursery before they were transplanted to farms in the village.

"This is a good way of promoting good health among our people through the food they eat," she said.

"At the same time we are recycling and reusing the byproducts of our piggery farm instead of polluting the environment.

"We the women's group in Korotubu believe that we can all work together for the conservation of our environment."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The murder of a schoolteacher
  2. Unclaimed body laid to rest
  3. Winner pulls out
  4. $30k win for couple
  5. Wife wished cancer for hubby
  6. Fisherman in hospital after collision at sea
  7. Project funding
  8. Chiefly family to decide on Tui Bua position
  9. FEA shares on offer
  10. $10m music

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. It's a lie Wednesday (15 Apr)
  3. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  4. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  5. Fatal trip Thursday (16 Apr)
  6. A fair trial, says Singh Wednesday (15 Apr)
  7. Ro Teimumu makes a stand Wednesday (15 Apr)
  8. Son's death shocks family, police investigate brother Saturday (18 Apr)
  9. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  10. Five years in exile Friday (17 Apr)