A trip to Tanna

Tanna arrival
Nikoletan Council of Chiefs of Tanna welcoming Prime Minister Bob Loughman and his wife and delegation into 'nasara', led by Council Chairman, Chief Willie Lop

By Len Garae

The thousands of people who converged on Laminu Stadium on Tanna Island for the recent National Week of Agriculture were living proof that Vanuatu is ready to produce, value-add and market its agricultural products.

Its people bought out all live animals, including 220 bullocks, in the first couple of days of the week-long show earlier this month.

Traditionally Tanna is well known for planting more yams than any island in Vanuatu, yet during the show, yams from all provinces were sold out as attendees went from stall to stall.

The Department of Livestock raised well over Vt1 million (US$8900) through the auction of 220 head . . .

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