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$180k centre for island

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 13, 2014

ABOUT 3000 farmers on Taveuni will have access to useful resources, information and quality advice following the opening of the Australian Government-funded Taveuni Teitei Farmers Resource Centre yesterday.

The Fiji Community Development Program (FCDP), an Australian Government initiative, contributed about $180,000 to establish the centre at Waiyevo.

"I commend FCDP and Teitei Taveuni for the innovative approach of working through a local farmers' association to promote improved and sustainable livelihoods among the island's farming communities," Acting Australian High Commissioner Glenn Miles said.

"Through the centre, Taveuni farmers will be able to purchase key agricultural inputs such as agricultural lime at wholesale prices and have access to expert advice and follow-up assistance to rehabilitate their farms.

"Given that dalo from Taveuni accounts for almost 80 per cent of Fiji's dalo exports, with annual earnings of $16million, the long-term success of the industry is not only important for the island's 3000 farmers and their families but to the nation's economy as well."

Mr Miles also acknowledged the partnering approach Teitei Taveuni had taken to address farmers' needs on the island.





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