PORT VILA: Sweet potato is a stable food for over 70 percent of the Vanuatu population, most from rural areas - where they depend on traditional agriculture to provide for their dietary needs and income. According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, root crops such as yam, taro, manioc, sweet potato are fundamental to the diet of Ni-Vanuatu for over 2000 years.
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