Cocoa project to help generate income

National

By SHARLYNE ERI
WORLD Vision has launched a cocoa project for local farmers in East Sepik.
Advocacy and communication officer Tommy Maima said this was one of the new projects in the area and the targeted areas were the four local level governments in the Maprik district.
The project involves distribution of tools and training for local farmers of agriculture techniques to improve the farmers’ skills.
Maima said the aim of the project was basically to ensure that local farmers would produce a good harvest and be able to live a sustainable life.
He said with such projects, a collaborative effort with stakeholders was an important component for their success.
Maima said a similar project was launched in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) and was followed by East Sepik.
Country programme director Heather MacLeod said the project would help with income generation for the rural population.

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