THE MINISTRY of Agriculture and Livestock anticipates a highlight in the upcoming Mini Trade and Agriculture show in Isabel’s Provincial headquarters Buala on 17-23 October this year.
Officers from the Ministry’s extension program in Isabel have begun preparations, well ahead of the show date.
An Extension Officer who will be travelling back to the province today said the agriculture and livestock sector is working seriously to put the best exhibition.
Adrian Havimana is heading back with different varieties of fruit and vegetable seedlings and plant materials accompanied with necessary equipment as part of the preparation.
He said the Taiwanese Technical Mission in Honiara is playing a significant role in getting things prepared and will be providing machinery and equipment to put on display.
According to Havimana, livestock to be exhibited are all ready at the Tasia farm in Isabel.
“Pigs, ducks, chicken broilers and layers will be on show during the occasion. Availability of other livestock will be confirmed later,” he said.
Demonstrations and advises will be provided to interested farmers and the public on how to grow food and raise livestock during the event he added.
The planned show now becomes a tradition that coincides with the Premiers Conference every year since the first in Rennell and Bellona Province 2008.
Havimana said work on the site in which the activities are to be held is gaining momentum and is well underway.
“Building materials for the stalls will be shipped to Buala at a later date,” he said.
Funds have been provided under the Provincial Government Strengthening Programme (PGSP) to meet necessary costs of giving the provincial capital a face- lift before the Conference convene.
A total of $500,000 was allocated for preparing the township for the conference.