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Taveuni dalo farmers get help

September 15, 2012 8:00 pm

The Australian Government has pitched in to help the farmers of Taveuni to improve their soil fertility.

More than 3,600 farmers involved in dalo export are now seeing a decline in yields and a reduction in the size of dalo due to the impact of declining soil fertility.

To overcome this problem farmers on the island have formed Tei-tei Taveuni, an association to advocate and promote improved farming techniques.

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Now this group is getting assistance from the Ministry of Primary Industries and the Australian Government.

$490,000 has been given under the Australian Aid Program.

A research is being carried out to address the problem.

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