Local onions

Vanuatu farmers encouraged to grow more local produce

According to Principal Agriculture Officer South, Peter Iesul, the local produce is a substitution for imported fruits and vegetables.

“Through the reports from the Statistics Office, it indicates that onion, potato, carrot and some other crops are imported mainly from Australia and New Zealand.”

Mr Iesul told farmers during the launching of sale of Epi onions in Port Vila that many studies have been done in Vanuatu and trials were implemented on Tanna, Efate and some other islands of Vanuatu.