The government is preparing to launch an initiative to commercialize the farming of a variety of agricultural commodities in the Solomon Islands. Temotu premier Clay Forau Soalaoi in his speech yesterday to mark the province 39th second appointed day said the initiative is an effort to address the constraint of sustainable supply required for sustainable trade.
Once the plan rolls out, he said the province must be able to meet and sustain the demand by potential buyers for quantity and quality to enable long term sustainable trade. “We are talking about breadfruit, taro, cassava and banana to name a few. Farmers will be encouraged to cultivate their arable land and turn it into hectares of the different commodities mentioned.