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Fiji: Seedlings For Devastated Communities


Friday, 11 March 2016

Fiji: Seedlings For Devastated Communities

About 43,000 fruit and vegetable seedlings have been made available by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the European Union (EU). This is to assist with Government’s nationwide disaster relief and recovery effort following Tropical Cyclone Winston. The seedlings, including cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, capsicum and papaya, are being provided by SPC-EU joint initiative, ‘Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture (IKSA)’ project. The Lautoka-based initiative was established in 2013 to help alleviate poverty for the most vulnerable groups, mainly famers in the sugarcane areas. “The project offers a practical rapid response to the food security needs of many citizens affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston,’’ EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, Andrew Jacobs said.

Source: Fiji Sun