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Praise for quality dalo

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE province of Bua could replace Taveuni as the country's major dalo exporter if the commodity's production on the island continues to fluctuate.

Speaking at the Asco Motors Bua Provincial showcase in Nabouwalu last Thursday, principal agricultural officer northern John Cox said the quality of dalo produced in Bua were better compared to those from Taveuni.

Mr Cox said dalo produced in Bua were bigger in size and weight compared to those from Taveuni.

"However, at the moment, Taveuni dalo farmers only surpass farmers in Bua due to the quantity of the crop produced," he said.

"As a major dalo market, Bua would be easier in the sense that it has an easily accessible transportation route which is closer to Viti Levu.

"However, this can only be possible if the farm roads in the province are improved so that farmers can maximise their production."

Mr Cox said the showcase was a good platform to discuss farming practices with farmers.

"This is a good chance to showcase farmers' produce and at the same time, sell them as part of their income generation."








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