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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-13 14:24:47 -0700 | green-news

Principal agricultural officer North John Cox said the team's visit would boost farmers' commitment and dedication to farm work. "We are blessed to have the team here from China because they bring with them a lot of knowledge and skills...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-13 14:23:27 -0700 | green-news

Special administrator Ralulu Cirikiyasawa said the flooding issue continued to be a challenge for the council. "Unless of course the Ministry of Agriculture assist with the dredging of the river and they work hand in hand with the Ministry of...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-12 13:49:08 -0700 | green-news

Farmer and former advisory councillor James Sami says middlemen buy the yaqona plants, dry it and sell at $3 a kilogram. He said in the past, middlemen would buy waka (roots) and pounded grog from the farmers instead of buying...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-12 13:49:23 -0700 | green-news

But this is yet to be confirmed by the Land and Water Resource Management Division in the North . Board secretary Gyan Chandra said they were yet to undertake a survey to confirm the current depth of the Dreketi River....
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-10 17:00:35 -0700 | green-news

The rural convener for FemLink Pacific in the Northern Division, Adi Vasulevu Chute, said this information was gathered from women in rural households. "Actually, women now say that food prices have tripled over the past 10 to 15 years," she...
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Nadi :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-09 13:23:36 -0700 | green-news

This was revealed by UN Women Pacific representative Cecilia Aipiri during the week-long Pacific partnerships to strengthen gender, climate change response and sustainable development workshop at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi. "4 per cent of all disasters are man-made...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-09 13:23:35 -0700 | green-news

This is the view of Dr Randy Thaman, USP professor of Pacific Islands Biogeography and Asikaia Balawa, the traditional herald in Navakavu Village the landowners of Waibola...He suggested that before the initiative to rezone continued, there should be a more...
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Nadi :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-09 13:23:25 -0700 | green-news

Rajnesh Kumar said he used his own resources and spent about $12,000 preparing for the crushing season which is two weeks away. The fire destroyed 20 acres of sugar cane planted on his 100-acre farm. He said he was expecting...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-08 13:20:19 -0700 | green-news

Males and females capable of breeding group together and travel through the ocean for months waiting for the perfect current, at the perfect time before the breeding takes place and this bit usually only takes a couple of minutes. If...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-08 13:19:24 -0700 | green-news

Western Division to harness clean, renewable energy using solar technology, says Fiji National University's College of Engineering, Science and Technology associate dean Dr Anand Tyagi. Speaking during the World Environment Day celebrations at FNU's Lautoka campus last Thursday, Dr Tyagi...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-08 13:19:13 -0700 | green-news

Land and Water Resources Management will soon survey areas along the Sigatoka River that still need to be dredged. Department director, Colin Simmons, said ground proof work would be done within the next few weeks. "We have our consultation officers...
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Labasa :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-07 13:40:38 -0700 | green-news

Labasa Town Council's assistant health inspector Newal Naidu revealed this to the Labour Minister, Jone Usamate during a recent tour of the Namara rubbish dump. Mr Naidu said scavengers often made a living out of selling used plastic bottles for...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-06 13:14:37 -0700 | green-news

C Felix Chaudhary Saturday, June 07, 2014 THE Fiji Sugar Corporation is working with the Fiji Roads Authority to ensure a damaged bridge in Koronubu, Ba, is fixed before the start of the cane crushing season in two weeks time....
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-03 13:41:23 -0700 | green-news

Waibola, Lami rather than destroy one of Fiji's most important and productive areas, says Dr Randy Thaman, professor of Pacific Islands Biogeography at USP. He made his view known in a letter to the Lami Town Council objecting to the...
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Suva :: Fiji Islands | updated 2014-06-02 13:26:26 -0700 | green-news

National Farmers Union as one of the contributing factors to the burning of cane farms in some parts of the country. The situation has prompted the union to call on people involved to solve their problems amicably rather than resort...
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