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Impressive results from Vava’u’s Royal Agriculture Show despite impacts from climate change

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 22/07/2019

Vava’u’s Royal Agricultural Show for this year has shown a huge improvement in the agricultural sector compared to the previous years, despite the negative impacts from climate change.

CEO of Agriculture – Dr Viliami Manu says, although many crops were affected from the heavy rain, the vanila beans and kava plantations showed impressive results compared to previous years.

CEO adds, the kava plantations on display were harvested just over a year or two, as they are usually harvested after 3 to 4 years.

Meanwhile, the two Niua’s are preparing to welcome their Majesties this week for the leg of the Royal Agriculture Show.

Radio Tonga’s stringer on the island of Niuatoputapu – Louina Pongi says, all the booths have been set up for display at the Matangimalie Grounds where they will happily welcome their Majesties to the island on Wednesday.

Louina adds, the handicraft makers also the fishermen in the island are excitedly awaiting to display their best produce to their Majesties on Wednesday.

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