Fiji Time: 7:37 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Cluster program boosts tilapia production

By REPEKA NASIKO
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Update: 1:02PM SMALLHOLDER tilapia farmers from the Western Division are working in a cluster program that brings together competitors to improve production.

A collaborative effort of the Secretariat of the South Pacific, the European Union and the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, the program has brought together farmers to improve their economic scale and increase their bargaining power of inputs such as fish feed or hatchery seed supply.

SPC cluster aquaculture team member Jone Varawa said: "The production of the tilapia by participating farmers in the Central Division cluster in the 2013 to 2014 period has doubled in comparison with the 2011 to 2012 period prior to the IACT project intervention." 





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Man behind the change
  4. Medal for a saviour
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade Wednesday (26 Nov)