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Obadiah said he had to explore other options and decided to focus on a crop that has high local demand, good yield, and can be produced all year round.

From Copra to Peanut Farming: “Hard Times for Farmers”

Obadiah Malokana is a 45-year-old who has spent most of his adult life as a farmer in Rabakela, Choiseul province.
Teue says that what her father taught them is to make a living that is sustainable, and one that keeps their family together. For that she is always grateful to her father.

Maintaining Her Father’s Legacy Through Seaweed Farming

Teue Sito started seaweed farming in 2004 when she was only 7 years old. Her father taught her the basics and over time seaweed farming has become her main source of income.
Ethel Matani at the Auki market in Malaita Province.

Shifting to Auki Market Boosts Income

A mango vendor from Guadalcanal says that she was fed up with all the fees and poor service at the central market, so she boarded a boat and took her produce to Auki, Malaita Province.
Chiefs and Community leaders have established their own homegrown preparedness and response plans to prevent the entry of the virus, one of which is asking Government authorities to screen and ensure travelers to the island are covid-free.

Sikaiana Plans Local Measures as Fears of COVID-19 Grows

Leaders and people of Sikaiana Island are considering imposing restrictions on people traveling from Honiara to the Island following the recorded positive covid-19 cases in Honiara.
“I really loved the job, it gave me good income and also I was working with some very skillful people which I learn from,” Tentoa recalls.

Still Going Strong at the Age of 76

Tentoa Amon is 76 years of age, he comes from Arariki village in Wagina, Choiseul Province.