Cocoa is one cash crop that can generate sufficient income to improve the livelihood of the Lower Watut people in the Morobe Province.
Morobe Mining has come to the aid of supporting cocoa farmers by providing tools to assist in the production of cocoa in the communities of Uruf, Malarina and Wonkingz.
Tools distributed include cocoa clusters, rakes, secateurs, bow saws, pruning saws, hand trucks, pole pruners, chain saws, slashes, wheel barrows and cut test knives.
Ward 26 Councilor Apollo Eliah thanked Morobe Mining for the support. He also expressed disappointment over the government’s lack of support in agriculture in Lower Watut.
“I admit that the government hasn’t supported the people of Lower Watut for a very long time. That is why we must embrace Morobe Mining’s support and that of the stakeholders who are involved in assisting us,” Mr Eliah said.
The tools are expected to keep farmers’ cocoa plantations at a recommended standard to increase yield and reap productivity of over K5 million come 2015
The tools are worth over K130, 000.00
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