Fiji Time: 8:02 PM on Tuesday 20 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Cluster program boosts tilapia production

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.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65010.6311
JPY 53.348150.3481
GBP 0.35320.3452
EUR 0.40320.3912
NZD 0.69270.6597
AUD 0.64710.6221
USD 0.49890.4819



Exchange Rate updated on 20th, March, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Meningococcal disease outbreak
  2. 12 dead by disease
  3. Teacher reports male student in washroom for girls
  4. Changing politics
  5. Kunabuli hopes to expand his rugby career
  6. Next sevens challenge
  7. Police probe assault
  8. Parents fundraise for school dormitory
  9. Government inherited $2.8b debt
  10. Gaps in agriculture data

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sims' 100th game Thursday (15 Mar)
  2. Men urged to marry Thursday (15 Mar)
  3. 'Forced to go' Saturday (17 Mar)
  4. Doctors speak out Sunday (18 Mar)
  5. No desk for this girl Monday (19 Mar)
  6. Where are our horses Sunday (18 Mar)
  7. Meningococcal disease outbreak Tuesday (20 Mar)
  8. Baravilala's ode to Cessna victims Thursday (15 Mar)
  9. A star in the making Thursday (15 Mar)
  10. Police appeal to livestock owners Monday (19 Mar)