Bad weather worries Malaita farmers

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BY GEORGE MANFORD

AUKI

Ellen Hitala with her market products at the Auki market on Wednesday.

FARMERS in Malaita province are concerned at the threat the continuing bad weather is posing on their farms.

A local vegetable farmer in central Kwara’ae Mrs Ellen Hitala, is one such farmer, who believes that the bad weather which is entering its full month, will destroy their crops.

Already, she says, many of her crops have been destroyed.

“Definitely our crops and gardens will surely be destroyed because we are living in low land areas that will be easily destroyed if the heavy down fall of rain continues.

“Currently some of our vegetables have already been spoilt by water and pest.

“As a regular market producer in the Auki market we have been affected by producing our products for marketing.

At the moment local farmers are coming up with less products, she says.

“I believe if the bad weather continues we will be heading towards destruction especially farmers and rural people that depend entirely on gardening.

“Most farmers today also sing the same tune where their gardens and root crops have been disturbed by the bad weather.”

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