A sacred crop affected by climate change

Charle David Nasu at his kava farm.

The jarring sound of men hocking spit contrasts sharply with the quiet conversation and humming cicadas at Port Vila’s waterside Nagotambo Nakamal at dusk. 

"It's like, [the] nectar of the gods. It's sacred,” local Josh Rasu says slowly and in hushed tones, as the plant extract begins to take effect.

“Big ceremony or a big wedding … kava has to be there.”

But one thing stands in the way of its commercial success – climate change.

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