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Close to 2000 baby chicks distributed to locals

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,6/06/2018

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry’s Livestock Division last week began their distribution of baby chicks to farmers and locals which is aimed at assisting them in the months following Cyclone Gita.

The Livestock Division were able to distribute a total of 1,890 baby chicks last week and Hale Kalokalo from the division says 10 chicks were given to each person who had been chosen to take part in this program.

Each person taking part in this program had to make appropriate preparations to be approved by the division, as well as undertaking a workshop where they are taught the basics on how to raise the baby chicks.

The distribution program continues tomorrow and Friday, and Kalokalo says the program targets to distribute 40 thousand baby chicks by the end of the year.

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