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MAFF continues to distribute chicks to the communities

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/05/2020

The Livestock Division of the Ministry of Agriculture continues to distribute chicks to the communities with the aim to prepare for any shortage of local food supplies due to impacts of Covid 19.

Head of the Division ‘Ana Pifeleti says more than 3,000 eggs were imported from New Zealand funded by Tonga Health also a 2 Incubator devices funded by China to assist with Tonga’s food security programme.

She adds, this is the first time for the Ministry to use the egg incubators and it was a success whereas before, the chicks were imported from New Zealand before distributing it to the communities.

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