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Food security

Shayal Devi
Monday, April 21, 2014

A DEMONSTRATIVE agro farm is being developed for the eight villages of Yakete district in Ba which could create an increase in household food and market supply by 50 per cent for the villagers.

Non-government organisation Rise beyond the Reef is heading the project which is expected to finish by March 2016.

NGO executive director Janet Lotawa said the farm would also be a way to establish alternative protein sources in each village by installing piggeries, chicken coops and fish farms.

"We have also identified a need to implement sustainable income generating mechanisms," she said.

"This is where we have secured a market for Yakete cash crops. We have also conducted district wide mineral resources evaluation to determine and educate landowners about the value of their natural resources."

Buyers for at least 50 per cent of crops produced by the demo farms are being secured.

"We now have a centralised mineral resource management resource plan for the entire district managed by the Yakete Development Committee."





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