Food security targeting the Northern Division will be scaled up in the next few weeks.

Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy identified the needs of farmers after his visit to the North.

He assured farming households in this area that the Ministry of Agriculture will reach out to every affected household.

Close to 500 seed packages has been distributed in Bua and Dreketi as part of the Ministry’s quick response
strategy to address the immediate food security and nutritional needs of affected farmers.

In Phase One of this quick response strategy, 10,000 packets of seeds, each containing about seven different vegetable varieties, 30,000 bele cuttings, 150,000 cassava cuttings,and 15,000 kumala cuttings would be distributed to farming households in Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove.

This assistance will continue for the next four months.

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