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    Huge Kava surge in South Guadalcanal

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    THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Guadalcanal Extension office has noted huge involvement of communities in Kava farming in the remote South Guadalcanal in 2021 compared to 2018. A team from MAL...

    CEMA to build commodity refinery mill at Noro

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo COMMODITY Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) is planning to build a Refinery Factory and a new Buying Centre at Noro, Western Province. The proposed developments are part of CEMA’s ongoing effort to reinvigorate CEMA’s...

    Initiative to support rural farmers in times of Covid-19

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO North West Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGD) has introduced a new initiative ‘Bulk Marketing’ for rural farmers to generate income amidst impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the initiative rural farmers will not...

    Surviving the Weather Coast’s ‘hungry times’

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    BY JARED KOLI ON a steep slope overlooking the treacherous Solomon seas, a lone figure sits under a tree staring into the distance, the shade from a nearby tree offers a cool respite from Harrison...

    Foreign Affairs provides $900,000 support for 2 local companies

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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has acknowledged another mile stone achieved by the Solomon Islands Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Enhanced Capacity for Agriculture Trade (ECAT) project with the signing of two...

    First things first – Cassava

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    MELBOURNE-BASED Vinay Reddy, Managing Director of Vinay’s Food, has been buying cassava from Varivao Holdings Ltd since 2019 and has so far received seven containers of yellow cassava from Solomon Islands.  And he wants more. So...

    Food supplies under threat as new weather patterns sweep Solomon Islands

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    By Ben Bilua, Mavis Nishimura Podokolo and Jennifer Kusapa From King tides swamping villages to crop confusion leaving families hungry, changing weather and climate patterns due to climate change have spawned a new era across...