Fiji Time: 12:34 PM on Friday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Crop to fetch $16,000 for youth group

Luke Rawalai
Friday, February 28, 2014

THE Lion of Judah Jezreel Youth group in Welagi Village, Taveuni, is expected to harvest $16,000 worth of dalo this year.

Jezreel youth leader Iowani Cokanauto said they had planted 80,000 dalo plants on a 80-hectare land.

Mr Cokanauto said they also planned on doing extensive agricultural farming on their 1530 acres of land.

"Our youths are from the 14 provinces around Fiji and they are being taught to be financially independent," he said.

"Currently, we have 70 youths with us who are part of the farming scheme and they have their own farms where they have planted their own crops to cater for their daily needs.

"We are also working closely with the Agriculture Department on the island to seek their advice."

Principal Agricultural Officer Northern John Cox said his team on the island had been working closely with the youths providing advice and technical assistance.

Mr Cox said they were also looking for government grants to assist in their scheme.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65020.6312
JPY 51.786748.7867
GBP 0.39950.3915
EUR 0.44950.4375
NZD 0.68980.6568
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49350.4765



Exchange Rate updated on 21st October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain'
  2. PM praises Key
  3. NFP wants Khan probe
  4. Christian values taken out of proportion, says padre
  5. Health issues prompt Khan's resignation
  6. School zoning
  7. Twist at FHL meet
  8. Medicine shortage
  9. Chand chases childhood dream
  10. EU ready to give $67.5m

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. Calls for USP vice chancellor to step down Tuesday (18 Oct)
  3. A gambler's wife Saturday (15 Oct)
  4. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Rugby offer Monday (17 Oct)
  6. Dad's cry for justice Tuesday (18 Oct)
  7. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  8. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  9. 18 workers on the run Tuesday (18 Oct)
  10. My heart cries out Monday (17 Oct)