A report in Fiji says the 2005 budget for the office of the Great Council of Chiefs has increased by almost US$60,000.
Radio Fiji reports the council's secretariat will undertake a new programme this year to run workshops at village level.
The council's secretary, Asesela Sadole, says the training will focus on farm planning, time management, workshops on HIV/ Aids and the effects of drugs.
Mr Sadole says there are also plans for leadership seminars for chiefs.
The council says it start surveying village boundaries this year in a bid to resolve increasing land disputes.
Part of the work will be held in conjunction with the Native Lands Commission.