Harvest development to boost rice farming

THE Fiji Corrections Service will harvest rice twice a year, says Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu.

Compared with the past years where rice was only harvested once, Lt-Col Vasu said the new development would boost rice production.

“We all know that every year there is six months dry period and six months wet weather so harvesting twice will greatly help our supply,” he said.

“With the improved irrigation system, we are able to plant and harvest rice twice a year despite the dry weather.

“The only thing left is to get good varieties of rice to plant in order to get a good harvest.”

Lt-Col Vasu said if they were able to get their hands on the good varieties then it would eventually help a lot in terms of production.

“It will also help us with food security and feed for our animals,” he said.

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