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Increase production to meet demand, farmers told

By SALASEINI MOCEIWAI
Monday, March 24, 2014

Update: 4:33PM THE Department of Animal Health and Production is urging crop and livestock farmers up North to increase their commodity production to meet the local demand.

Speaking to livestock farmers at a forum in Labasa this morning, Animal Health and Productions senior agriculture officer northern Naini Matakaiwai said: "The government would like to see you produce more meat for local consumption."

"We have also initiated bee farming for farmers in Kubulau, Udu and Seaqaqa and it is progressing well so far," she said.

The forum organised by the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council and the Ministry of Agriculture was held at the Civic Centre building.


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