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PELIKANI ‘O E HALA VAVAE LEKA Tongan kava club promotes subsistence farming as a source of income

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/03/2017

Commercial farming is not the only alternative to generate income to the families. This initiated Hoi’s PELIKANI ‘O E HALA VAVAE LEKA Tongan Kava Club subsistence farming which not only provide food for the family but is also a means of income earnings for individual farmers.

They last Saturday harvested their yam plantation and farmers with the best, heaviest and tallest yams were awarded with a cash prize of 300 pa’anga.

Most of the prizes were awarded to ‘Isime’eli Moimoi, the best yam grower.

Speaking to Radio Tonga News the Patron of the Tongan Kava Club Luluku Moimoi says three families visited from overseas to award the cash prizes.

He says, their roles not only focus on farming but they also carry out other duties in the village.

This includes raising fund to clean up neglected homes and properties, cleaning up of the school premise and the village field.

The judge of the program was Lofia Heimuli – Tonga’s Fire Commissioner who is also a member of the Club.

The guests of the program were church leaders of Hoi.

About 54 farmers are members of the Tongan Kava Club part of community efforts to develop the lives of families.

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