Talks centre on Pacific crop production

Salaseini Radinivanua sells root crops at Lomaloma between Seaqaqa and Savusavu. Picture: FT FILE

IMPROVING the production of root and tuber crops in the South Pacific was the focus of discussions at the first ever symposium by the Pacific branch of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops which began in Nadi yesterday.

The three-day discussion hosted by the University of the South Pacific’s Samoa campus, drew participants from across the region.

International Society for Tropical Root Crops South Pacific councillor Professor Satish Chandra said the yield and quality of root crops was also an important aspect that needed a lot of discussion.

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