Fiji - Pacific Islands Rural and Agriculture Stimulus Facility (PIRAS) - July 2022
Feretariki Bureqele sprays organic fertiliser on the vegetables while his mother and father weed in the background.
Jope Qaqanayavusabotitu is a 45 year old farmer from Rara Nalotawa Ba, now living with his wife and son, Feretariki Bureqele, on the farm he established in 2016 at Marinitawa. He began farming pineapple in 2017 and now has one of the biggest farms in the area. Working with PIRAS and Rise Beyond the Reef project has helped him establish a nursery and an irrigated area for cash crop farming as well as purchase a biogas generator which produces enough organic fertiliser for his use by the community of farmers in the Marinitawa Cluster.
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