Farmers urged to take precaution as heavy rain warning remains
February 4, 2018 11:55 pm
The Agriculture Ministry is advising farmers to take the necessary precautions to reduce risk to life and their property as a heavy rain warning remains in force for Vanua Levu, Yasawa, Mamanuca, Lau and Lomaiviti groups and Northern, Eastern and Western Viti Levu
The Ministry says it is recommended that farmers keep their animals, machineries and farm implements away from flood-prone areas and secure the livestock sheds.
It is also advisable for farmers to monitor crops which are on flood prone areas to avoid losses.
The Ministry says farmers can also move planting materials to higher grounds so that it can be used after the floodwaters have receded.