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Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 15, 2014

THE people of Vaturu in the Nadi highlands believe bad farming practices are causing problems for Nadi.

Representative of the tikina of Vaturu, Peniasi Dakuwaqa, 65, said they had embarked on a rehabilitation scheme with the Department of Forestry to teach the young generation the importance of responsible farming.

"In the past we cut down trees, cleared land by burning and let our animals graze anywhere," he said.

"This has greatly contributed to the flooding of the Nadi lowlands, most of all the town area."

By the end of the week the villagers will plant about 300 trees with the help of forestry officers around Nagado Village.

Foresty training officer Moape Drikalu said the planting of trees was the culmination of a week-long awareness program in the districts to address issues of flooding and landslides.

"This is the sustainable forest management program," Mr Drikalu said.

"We are conducting these programs for the upper Nadi and upper Ba areas because people have to understand that what happens up here in the highlands impacts on lowlands."








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