Fiji Time: 8:06 AM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  6. Office marks remembrance
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  9. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)