Knowledge for Development

Tunnel greenhouses for smallholder farmers in Fiji and Samoa

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Date: 28/07/2014

Introduction:

Research on tunnel greenhouses offers smallholder farmers in Fiji and Samoa opportunities to grow produce and supply markets regardless of seasonal weather changes and island topography. Dr Richard Markham, Pacific Crops research programme manager at ACIAR, explains how using tunnel greenhouse technology in combination with irrigation allows for crop production all year round. Standard greenhouse structures can with some minor adjustments withstand tropical storms (removable roof and walls), excessive heat (shade cloth and taller structures), and pests out (netting).    

(ACIAR, 21/05/2014)

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