Despite the EL NINO predicted for PNG and the Pacific, Buka and other Bougainville Fresh Food markets have had surplus food for sale this Christmas.
Local radio station New Dawn FM says markets are filled with surplus fresh food and the sellers could not sell everything.
Catherin Rani one local farmer said the women were happy that they were raising more money this festive season unlike previous years.
She said that the women saw extra cash from their fresh food sales and are happy that Bougainville can still produce enough food to supply Buka town and the nearby villages.
Dawn FM/ ONE PNG