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Alternative for farmers

Luke Rawalai
Friday, July 04, 2014

IN AN effort to provide sugarcane farmers with extra income, 53 farmers from Seaqaqa attended a two-day workshop held by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and funded by the EU.

The project, known as the Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture, aims to supplement income of farmers growing sugar cane.

IKSA field officer Mitieli Duvuloco said farmers learnt how to make nurseries for vegetable farming on Tuesday this week.

Mr Duvuloco said farmers also learnt to plant pineapple as another lucrative crop that could earn them extra money.

"Pineapple farming is a lucrative cash crop for farmers to intensify and intercrop their sugarcane farms.

"Instead of relying entirely on income from their sugarcane returns, farmers can also earn extra cash by planting vegetables and cash crops such as pineapple," he said.