Fiji

Sugarcane farmer urges farmers to “keep on learning”

Bal Ram (far left) shows other Leader Farmers from Tavua around his farm while explaining his changed farming techniques

“There is money in sugarcane,” say Labasa farming couple

Sofia Khan and Sheikh Tabish Ali have been in, out and have returned to cane farming during their married life. Their farm, is located at Batari, about 15 kilometres from Seaqaqa, on Vanua Levu in Fiji’s northern division. While Sofia is from a cane…

Farming “smart”

Gaya Prasad inherited his cane farm from his parents. His farm, which is on undulating terrain, with acidic soil, is at Raranikawai, 15 kilometres north of the Labasa sugar mill. Gaya Prasad is a gang Sirdar (gang head) and a community worker. In 2015 he…

Beyond the cane fields

Taveuni Forest Reserve

Road upgrades to benefit 300 sugar cane farmers in Drasa

RARAI project and sugar stakeholders inspect the road at the Drasa works site Up to 50 sugar cane access roads with a total length of 42 kilometres in the Drasa sugar cane sector, on the outskirts of Lautoka, Fiji are being upgraded compliments of a FJD$…

From the Pacific to New York: Pacific culture on display

Photo credit: Jessie Mc Comb  The artists: Maria Rova, Marita Wendt, Naomi Tozaka and Janet Lotawa

Pacific Community hosts President of Fiji

The Pacific Community (SPC) hosted the President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote at its Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) facility in Narere, today. The Centre is the Pacific’s only internationally recognised…

Fiji’s first community managed cocoa processing unit launched

Fiji’s first community managed cocoa processing unit was launched in Lutu Village, Naitasiri, today. The processing unit, consisting of a fermenter and a cocoa dryer, was provided by the European Union (EU) funded Increasing Agricultural Commodities…

Zoom - Planting for purpose in Fiji

Community members from Dogoru village learning seed sowing techniques.Photo: Vinesh Prasad, SPC Planting trees to safeguard water catchments and natural forest reserves is an important initiative being undertaken by the Pacific Community (SPC) in Dogoru…
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