15 Sep 2016

Tonga hosts breadfruit roundtable

3:40 pm on 15 September 2016

Members of a regional farmers network are in Tonga this week for the first Pacific Breadfruit Roundtable.


Breadfruit Photo: Jim Wiseman

They include researchers and farmers from Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Fiji and Tonga.

The conference will hold consultations on how to develop breadfruit farming around the region.

Sinai Tuitahi is the CEO of the Growers Federation of Tonga and said it is a great opportunity for farmers to share their knowledge and practices.

"This is the first time for the Pacific farmers orgranisation members to come and talk face to face about the breadfruit as a crop that is part of the food security. Not only that, but it enhances the livelihood of the farmers," she said.