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    Training for pig farmers at Falake Community

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    THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Livestock Department recently conducted a capacity boost up training on pig husbandry practices and management for farmers at Falake community in West Kwara’ae, Malaita Province.Deputy...

    The kava boom on Malaita

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    By Brian LezutuniTHE fog has just cleared as Walter Ara begins his steep climb up the hills behind his village.After every five minutes he stops to catch his breath in between smoking tobacco from...

    Manita farmers taking cocoa as a business

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    Cocoa farmers in Manita, Makira Ulawa Province, are taking their cocoa production to new heights and treating it as a business and not only an income generating activity for daily needs and wants.The farmers...

    CEMA, CIP sign MOA for coconut refinery and livestock

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAPREMIER of Central Islands Province Stanley Manetiva has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with CEMA for coconut refinery and livestock production.General Manager for CEMA Patterson Siliota said the Government programme to revitalise...

    Workshop on Land Purchase Cooperatives held in Honiara

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    A workshop that introduced and demonstrated approaches and tools relevant to supporting revitalisation of the Land Purchase Cooperatives (LPCs) in Solomon Islands was held recently.Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Immigration, Labour...

    Varivao applauds Aust plans to open up to Kava imports.

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    By BRIAN LEZUTUNIAs the kava market slows, plans by Australia to allow importation of commercial quantities are being welcomed by one of the country’s leading kava exporters.In late July, Varivao Holdings Ltd suspended kava...

    What it takes to get into the labour mobility scheme

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    GEORGINA KEKEA“I AM the eldest in the family and I feel a sense of responsibility to make something of my life so that I can be able to support my family.”The sentiment shared by...

    Foreign Affairs eyes 5000 workers to Australia

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    By EDDIE OSIFELOMINISTRY of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is willing to send up to 5000 people to work under the Labour Mobility Scheme in Australia.This despite few incidents of workers involving in a...

    No discrimination at Gizo Market: Maeta

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    BY BEN BILUAGizoTHE Market Manager of Gizo Market has warned vendors that discrimination is not allowed at the market.He made the call following his administration’s decision to allow vendors to sell cooked food at...

    Food hotline open during lockdown

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPAFood will be available for families who need food during lockdown.The ministry of agriculture (MAL) has been assigned to make sure this service is available during the 36-hour lockdown which starts 6pm...