A return to farming, and particularly the growing and sale of kava, is proving profitable for farmers.
Last week, it will be recalled several Malaita kava farmers sold 1,350kg (1.350m/tonne) and reaped $370,500 for their crops.
Today, it is said a group of farmers from Nemba and Manoputi villages at Santa Cruz, sold 15 bags of their kava crops to popular kava buyer Kubonitu Holdings for more than S100,000.
The surge in kava cultivation and sales is attributed to the DCGA strategic policy in its Economic Stimulus Package which was rolled out to the existing exporters in the country to serve the rural farmers.
Meanwhile in separate news, also today, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) and the Sape Farm management have further augmented their partnership with a singlehanded vision to transform cassava root crop into a recognised industry.
This came after another historic feat on Friday, July 17, 2020 which got 44 cassava out-growers in the Guadalcanal Plains sign a partnership agreement with the Government through MAL and the Sape Farm management.
Source: Island Sun newspaper.