Dumping animal waste has a damaging affect on the atmosphere, says Agriculture Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy.
Mr Reddy stated this was one of many causes the ministry would assist farmers eliminate their animal waste correctly.
“With an allocation of $ 88,000, 22 farmers will obtain $ 8,000 price of house biogas digester gear,” he stated.
“With this help, the air pollution issues generated by animal waste encourage the adoption of sustainable and environmentally pleasant practices.
“Pig pen and small dairy farmers can apply for this program.”
He stated the funding would additionally go to farmers engaged in natural farming.
“The ministry has allotted $ 500,000 underneath this program for 30 business farmers and agro-processors who’re already established however intend to broaden their enterprise.
Beneath this program, the ministry gives 20% fairness assist on loans by the Fiji Improvement Financial institution (FDB).
“The fairness is accessible to certified farmers and agro-processors starting from $ 8,000 to $ 250,000.”
The agriculture minister added that assist will even be offered to 6 farmers within the pigsty sector.
“With a finances of $ 32,000, six farmers will probably be assisted with a regular farrowing unit at a value of $ 5,500. The farrowing field assist will probably be used as a type of maternity shelter for pigs, thereby lowering mortality, maximizing piglet development charge and protecting the sow (mom pig) prepared for the subsequent organic cycle.
“Current pig farms or particular person farmers can apply for this initiative.”