2 Nov 2018

First vege harvest for Ambae victims on Maewo

6:43 am on 2 November 2018

The emergency effort to introduce large scale vegetable farming on Maewo Island in Vanuatu has been deemed successful.

Both Maewo islanders and evacuees from the Ambae volcanic eruptions are now benefitting from a mass planting made soon after the evacuees arrived on the island.

The first harvest and distribution of beans and cabbages to villages and settlements on the island has just taken place.

The Daily Post newspaper said Ambaeans especially see the greens as a great blessing after months of relying on noodles.