Trending in social media this week, for the first time, rice is harvested at Longana East of Ambae island, and reporters from Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation said this can be a turning point for local farmers to diversify and shift from traditional farming to become commercial farmers.


The post by Allan Simeon from VBTC on Toktok Stret shows Penama Secretary General Augustine Garae proudly shows off his farmers products.

Farmer John Steel Tari says he is happy with last years harvest and has sprout new seedlings for his next farm and Tari is willing to give out seeds to interested farmers as well as expand his production.

The Vanuatu department of Agriculture also affirms support by supplying a milling machine to these farmers by the year end.