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Agriculture damage

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE damage to the agriculture sector from last week's flooding is estimated to be around $1.5million, says Agriculture Ministry permanent secretary Ropate Ligairi

He said the figure was part of preliminary assessments made last week in Tailevu, Rewa, Naitasiri, Serua, Namosi, Nadroga/Navosa and the Central Division.

"The total crop affected came to $1,338,556 and livestock affected was $92,406," he said.

"So, altogether we're saying it's an estimated $1.5m of damage to livestock and crops in the divisions I've mentioned.

"These are only from preliminary assessments done from last week and during the weekend. This week all field officers and some from headquarters in the different divisions like the Land Resource Water Management, the Animal Health and Production will be doing proper field surveys in the affected areas."

The worst hit areas were farms in Naitasiri, Rewa and Tailevu.

For Nadroga, the only issues were the water-logged areas which affected mostly pawpaw and eggplant plantations in the Sigatoka Valley.

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