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Land for rice

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 13, 2014

AN average of 855 hectares of land is being eyed by the government for rice farming in Macuata this year with a budget of $396,559.

The announcement was made by the Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu during the Rice Field Day for Labasa District rice farmers in Wailevu yesterday.

"About 2137 tonnes of rice is expected to be produced from the proposed land with a value of $1,602,750," Mr Bolalevu said.

Mr Bolalevu said farmers and stakeholders needed to work together to contribute more to the development of rice in Macuata.

Principal agricultural officer Northern John Cox said the day's event was basically to educate farmers on the modern rice technological methods.





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