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Dalo farmers to form association

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE Crops and Livestock Council will conduct a registration of dalo farmers on Taveuni.

Principal agriculture officer Northern John Cox said the registration process could help foster the formation of a dalo farmers association to help them control the price of the crop.

"The island of Taveuni produces 5000 to 6000 tonnes of dalo, generating about $16million into the island's economy annually.

"During the peak productivity season, farmers produce 800 tonnes or more.

"Recently the interest from farmers dropped because the price of the commodity continued to fluctuate due to local market conditions."

Mr Cox said the country produced 9000 tonnes of dalo last year and this was a decrease compared to the previous years.

"Taveuni can produce 9000 tonnes of dalo on its own, provided the price of dalo in our local markets is regulated."

Agriculture Minister Lieutenant Colonel Inia Seruiratu told this newspaper agents buying dalo for Suva-based exporters were playing around with the price of the produce.








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