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Seeds And Farming Tools Delivered For Tikopia & Anuta Communities


The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through
its Extension Department has delivered dozens of vegetable
seeds and farming tools to remote communities in Tikopia and
Anuta Island, Temotu Province.

The consignment was
delivered through the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on
Friday 4th June and will be distributed to eight (8)
identified communities or recipients in Tikopia and two (2)
communities in Anuta by the Prime Minister’s (PM’s)
delegation during the PM’s visit to the two remote Islands
this week.

PM and his delegation left for Tikopia and
Anuta today (Monday 7th June) while a patrol boat
transporting part of the delegation departed Honiara
yesterday (Sunday 6Th.

Receiving the donation from
Deputy Director (supervising), Extension, and her team was
PM’s Chief of Staff Robson Tana Djokivic.

While
acknowledging MAL for the generous support, Mr. Djokovic
said the seeds, tools and equipment made available by MAL
will assist the remote communities of Tikopia and Anuta to
establish nurseries, promote income generating
opportunities, further enhance agricultural developments and
support their rural livelihood activities.

Deputy
Director (supervising) Extension, Lily Wame said MAL is
pleased to assist the communities and also thanked PMO for
making the trip possible to guarantee such important support
reached the remote islands.

She said the assistance
was part of the ongoing support programme of the ministry
under Livelihood and also part of the Government Livelihood
Sector initiative under Covid-19 Strategy for the
Agriculture Sector to ensure farming groups, communities and
institutions establish and expand their food gardens with
early maturing vegetable seeds and basic farming tools to
increase food production capability and also subsidize food
cost as aligned to the national government food security
programme to counter the impacts of Covid-19.

The
support was co-funded by the Solomon Islands Government
(SIG) through MAL and the British High Commission Office in
Honiara.

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