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Focus on food security

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, July 11, 2014

BA Provincial youth groups have been heavily involved in a food security project facilitated by the Department of Agriculture and the UN Development Program that began almost a year ago.

The youth groups from Tavua, Ba, Lautoka, Nadi and the Yasawas have been at the forefront of the 'Enhancing Livelihood Recovery Project'.

Ba Provincial Youth Council president Jone Baravilala said about 50 youths from each village had been part of the initiative.

"Generally, it is a food security project and to involve our youths in the project ensures they are well versed with the agriculture needs of their villages," Mr Baravilala said.

"It is something that we encourage our youths to be part of because a project like this can help us gain valuable knowledge on food security, especially after a natural disaster.

"They will know what sort of agriculture products is susceptible to damage and what is the fastest growing crop or vegetable that we can plant after a disaster."

In total, 39 community groups in the Ba Province have been part of the program.

The program, which has been in effect for the past 10 months, is being headed by the Ministry of Agriculture with the assistance of the UN Development Program.

According to UNDP, the community groups consist of women, youths and co-operative groups from the four districts undertaking each farming project.

The first component of the project was implemented by the ministry while UNDP would implement the second component of the project, which is to enhance the capacity of the State to address risk mitigation and provide support to vulnerable communities.








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