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Chuave to Focus on Avocado Export

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By Staycey Yalo – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Plans are underway for Chuave District in the Simbu Province to grow Avocado on a large scale to New Zealand.

The rigid terrain district of Chuave has a few arable land which the district can’t rely on much, in terms of cash crops.

Chuave MP and Trade Commerce and Industry Minister, Wera Mori, says, the plans to grow avocado will provide a good form of income for his people.

Plantation cropping is not suitable for the Chuave District due to its rocky terrain.

Popular Cash Crops such as Coffee cannot be grown on a large scale and as such, Avocado is suitable for the district to grow and export to New Zealand.

Another area the district is looking at is grazing cattle. With a few arable lands available for the district, the provincial government is looking at ways in which it can utilize the little land they have to generate income activities for its people.

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