Goilala District in Central Province is on a mission to revitalise agriculture activities in its communities.
Recently the district launched an agriculture project site to farm bulb onions and English potatoes.
Goilala MP, William Samb, says despite freight being a challenge, the district will receive help from State agencies to overcome this obstacle, and help farmers sell their produce.
MP Samb, who is behind the drive to support farmers and implement this project, says the whole idea is to seek outside knowledge and create a systematic income for local farmers.
MP Samb said buyers will operate in Goilala to address the freight challenges that has lingered over the past 25 years.
Farming is not new to the Goilala people, however a rapid decline in support over the past 25 years saw no proper roads built to help farmers bring their produce to the market.
Agriculture expert, Michael Atuai, will be giving technical help to farmers with support from the Fresh Produce Development Agency. He says, apart from bulb onion and English potato, anything can be farmed, as Goilala has rich fertile soil. However, the challenge lies with the transportation of the garden produce to markets to sell.
Locals believe the help of the District and relevant state agencies will help farmers work the land, and earn a regular income.