Make use of resources around you to be successful – Emoni Baniua

Make use of resources around you to be successful – Emoni Baniua

By Alipate Narawa
Thursday 18/01/2024
Source: Vatimi Rayalu

62-year-old cattle farmer, Emoni Baniua of Naivucini village, Nadaravakawalu, Naitasiri says we can all be successful but we just have to make use of the resources around us.

Baniua says if you stay in the village and do nothing, you will achieve nothing, we can all live the lives of those in urban areas, and have access to assets and proper homes.


He says that people should work hard and keep going until they achieve their visions.

The cattle farmer says he spent the last 30 years working with his parents on the ranch as a helping hand, before finally taking over 9 years ago.

He has also taken an interest in yaqona and alternates his days and time between crops and livestock, permitting him to look in on the cattle every week and dedicate the other days to his dalo and yaqona plantation.

The 62-year-old says they ensure the welfare of the cattle with the abundance of food and water at the grazing site and keeping track of their health and development with weekly visits.

He says he has requested assistance from the government to help with a farm road, making it simpler to move stocks and, for the benefit of the younger generation and cattle farmers grazing their stock around the area.

Baniua adds his long-term investments are cattle and yaqona while dalo is his short-term crop, claiming it is hard work that has provided for everything.

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