26th June 07:41 AM
New Kava processing shed and pounding machine to boost production in Kadavu
By Iva Danford
Friday 08/02/2019
A Kava farmer

Kava production in Kadavu has been boosted following the commissioning of their first ever $210,000 worth Kava processing shed and pounding machine in Vunisea, Kadavu.

This was made possible with the partnership between the Kadavu Kava Farmers' Co‑operative Limited and the Ministry of Agriculture.

While commissioning the project, Ministry of Agriculture's Director Crop Extension Paula Tuione acknowledged the contributions made by Kadavu kava farmers in driving the development of the commodity despite their many challenges.

Tuione says this initiative is a symbol of progress and links the vision that the Kadavu Kava Farmers' Cooperative has towards the development of its farmers.

He says Kadavu is well known for the cultivation of yaqona despite the hardships in geographical location of the island.

The Kadavu Kava Farmers' Co‑operative Limited was established in 2017 with the aim of assisting farmers to develop the commodity and to provide support to kava farmers.

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