potato farming

Pomio ventures into potato farming

Another 30 minutes of boat ride would take to reach Pomio patrol-post, now a sub-station covering Central Inland Pomio.

The distance between Pomio station and Milei is about 32 kilometres by road and it is in Milei and its neighbouring village Pakea where the Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA) has established two models farm for potato seed production back in 2018.

Potato grows very well in this inland part of Pomio where the altitude is high and the climate more suitable coupled with a stretch of fertile land.

Goilala into English potato and bulb onion farming

Tanipai and Kosipe in the Woitape LLG are the first two villages to have received bags of seedlings from the District Development Authority, as part of its plan to revive agriculture practice in the district.

The 20 bags supplied last Saturday are part of the first 50 from the planned 200 bags to be distributed across the district.

The concept here, according Michael Atuai, who’s spearheading the project, is to secure locals on both food security and financial security.