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    MAL supports T.W Enterprise Noni farm with agricultural equipment

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    THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Extension Department has supported T.W Enterprise Noni farm with essential agricultural equipments. T.W Noni farm is located at the former Livestock Development Authority (LDA) area in...

    Trapping the beetle at Luaniua

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    The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has established artificial breeding sites (ABS) for the management of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) at Luaniua Island in Malaita Outer Island (MOI). Establishment of the artificial sites were...

    Good news for SI seasonal workers

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIA is committed to keeping the doors open for Pacific seasonal workers and to ensuring conditions for workers arriving from Asia on new visa schemes match those of Pacific workers. Australia's Minister for...

    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...

    Noni farmers learn together during field day, lauds MAL

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    A FIELD-DAY that offered excellent opportunities for Noni farmers in East Guadalcanal, Central Guadalcanal and Honiara suburb to share their experiences, sharpen skills and learn firsthand facts about noni crop/tree was successfully held on...

    SINU opens new facility

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands National University (SINU) officially opened its new state of the art science laboratory and conferencing complex yesterday. This new facility is part of SINU’s Faculty of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest...

    Register Kava as Pacific product or lose it: Pacific Academic

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    By Brian Lezutuni A regional academic says the patent of Kava as a pacific commodity must be taken forward if regional countries are to depend on it as a source of economic sustenance. Dr Satish Chand...

    Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo Red tape and a new seasonal work visa for people from Asian nations are threatening opportunities for Solomon Islanders to work in Australia. In June, Australian agriculture Minister David Littleproud, announced a new...

    Kava opportunities as price spikes in Australia

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    By Brian Lezutuni Australians, Pacifika people living in Australia, are being forced to pay as much as SBD $2107 ($350 AUD) for a kilogram of impure kava from black market sales of the product. With reduced...

    Atori cattle farm into fencing

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    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI THE Malaita province funded cattle project at Atori in East Malaita is ready to go into its fencing stage. This is after work on timber processing for post of the farm was...