AIDING LOCAL FOOD SECURITY WITH TILAPIA FARMING

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DEAR EDITOR,

After writing for some years about the need to improve food security in the country, including advocating fish farming, I am delighted to know that Tilapia farming will soon be introduced to all Rural Training Centres nationwide.

 This new initiative was announced recently by the Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training centres (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae.

 In a report, featured in the Solomon Star newspaper, Mr Mae outlined that the fishing scheme comes after a three years partnership development established with the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training centre’s (SIAVRTC) and the New Zealand Win Tec Waikato School of Technology in New Zealand under the support of the New Zealand Government.

The SIAVRTC director Mr Billy Mae thanked the New Zealand government for their support.

 I, too, join Mr Mae in thanking the New Zealand Government.

 Yours sincerely

 Frank Short

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