Food and nutrition security is becoming a threat in Fiji due to impacts of climate change and frequent natural disasters. Soaring food prices are emerging, and are affecting our households especially the already vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities. Fiji is making a stand to prepare for the ill-effects of climate change and natural disasters and ensure that our families and communities are resilient, and are food and nutrition secure. The Grow your Own Food Booklet is intended to provide avid gardeners, families and communities simple and practical ways on establishing home food gardens, useful gardening techniques, and organic practic- es. It details caring for your garden and growing fresh vegetables, fruits and starchy staples for household consumption. All you need to know about growing fresh crops is available on the Grow your Own Food Booklet. Follow the simple tips and ways of keeping garden crops healthy. The Booklet also provides a technique for container gardening.
Organic farming potential Manhire: There is an opportunity for it to grow a lot more THERE is growing potential for Fiji to grow its organic farming capabilities which could translate into better economic growth. This was the view of AgriBusiness Group managing director Jon Manhire who shared his expertise with organic farming stakeholders at a workshop on Developing Organic Agriculture policies in the country. He said interest in organic agriculture peaked when people started to see the benefi ts that it brought to trade and the health sector. “There seems to be a real interest in growing Fiji's organic industry from both the Government and private sector,” he said. “Fiji is doing quite well in organic farming in comparison to other countries in the Pacifi c and it has grown a lot over the years. “But I think there is an opportunity for it to grow a lot more and actually having a bigger contribution to the health, wellbeing and economy of Fiji.” He explained the health benefi ts