0080716FARMERS VISIT COCOA PROJECT SITE
By Tom Kathoa
Some would-be cocoa farmers from the Hagogohe Constituency today went on a fact-finding tour of cocoa farm in the Suir Constituency area.
The ten farmers lead by their constituency member, Robert Hamal Sawa visit the Baneo Cocoa Plantation owned by the Member for North Bougainville, Lauta Atoi.
This cocoa plantation is said to be the most successful cocoa plantation in Bougainville.
New Dawn reporter who accompanied the fact finding team, said farmers learned a lot of new information on how best to look after their cocoa plots.
They were also surprised to see budding of puncheon cocoa trees.
Member Sawa said the visit was to allow farmers to see for themselves what methods and how they must look after the cocoa farms.
He said it was also to motivate them into going into cocoa farming as a major project.