Fiji Time: 1:39 PM on Sunday 31 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Council plans to cut poverty

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, April 19, 2014

FIJI Crops and Livestock Council CEO Lavinia Kaumaitotoya says the decision to focus their attention on the province of Ra was made well before the publication of a World Bank report which cited the region as the poorest in the country.

"We had identified this earlier and we had made the decision known to the Ministry of Agriculture to concentrate on Ra and the Northern Division to help develop new sourcing options for the people," said Mrs Kaumaitotoya.

The council has had meetings with the Ra Provincial Council and discussed ways and means to reduce poverty in the province.

"This begins next week where we hope to engage around 400 cassava, kava, cocoa and dalo farmers for a series of workshops.

"The workshop will also include current exporters who will basically show farmers what standards they expect to export and discuss supply chain and consistency issues."

She said the workshops would be co-hosted by the International Center for Trade (ITC) and held in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the Ministry of Agriculture.

The rural engagement workshops are funded by the European Union under the Improvement of Key Services for Agriculture (IKSA) project.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64150.6225
JPY 51.982948.9829
GBP 0.36900.3610
EUR 0.44000.4280
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65310.6281
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Early morning tragedy claims a life, another hospitalised
  2. Four jump from moving bus
  3. Couple retires after 70 years
  4. QVS teams dominate Deans Trophy semi-final clashes
  5. $700m bill
  6. Early morning body discovery
  7. Giteau, Fijian duo in Wallabies squad
  8. Long wait finally over
  9. Akbar: Cards on hold
  10. Westerners dominate

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  2. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  3. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  8. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)
  9. Chilling out in Chile Thursday (28 Jul)
  10. Family legacy lives on Monday (25 Jul)