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Villagers revitalise trade with sandalwood nurseries

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ONCE known for their sandalwood, the people of Bua are revitalising the industry by establishing nurseries to accommodate future plans.

At Naiviqiri Village Navakasiga, a sandalwood nursery has been set up for the villagers.

Headed by retired civil servants couple Tevita and Salanieta Tuvuki, the nursery has more than 100 young plants.

Mrs Tuvuki said the purpose of the project was a long-term one.

"We started this nursery because sandalwood contains a lot of money in terms of marketing. So we decided in a village meeting to start a sandalwood nursery," she said.

"The sandalwood may take 30 years or longer to fully mature for the market so the money earned from it will take care of future developments."

Mrs Tuvuki said young plants in the nursery would be shared equally with the families.





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