Potato, onion carrot planting programme extends to Epi

Vanuatu has taken a step forward by extending the potato, carrot and onion planting programme to Epi Island.

The programme is part of efforts to support the Tropical Cyclone Pam Recovery project by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Last month 72 bags (about 1.4 tons) of potato seeds were supplied to 23 farmers from Votlo Village down South to Nikaura up North East.

The farmers were also supplied with 254 packets of onion seeds and 391 packets of carrot seeds.

A training was conducted by Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) potato technician, Isaac Iaruel and AAO, Epi John Willie during the distributions.

The programme aims to help farmers grow the vegetables and practice sustainable farming techniques during times of disasters like Cyclone Pam which hit the country in 2015.

Vanuatu is putting a lot of focus on its organic farming and helping farmers around the country to earn income from farming.


Photo: Facebook (DARD)

Anishma Prasad