Fishing and farming are primary sources of income for any villager in Bua.
Over the years to supplement the income earned from these two sectors, many villages have started investing in other livelihood areas. Livelihood alternatives that villages have begun to engage in include honey bee farming, poultry farming, beachdemer farming, piggery and Yasi nurseries to name a few. These alternative livelihoods have enabled villagers and individual families to earn a steady income and ensure that there is no need to keep depending on external parties.
Sawani village in the district of Nadi was able to set up a beachdemer farming scheme and the profits earned from this enable them to build flush toilets, building of village hall and church and construction of concrete footpaths among many others.
The village of Kavula in Lekutu district has been selling fresh honey to a business associate in Suva and with great packaging and marketing more orders have been coming ensuring that the honey bee farming scheme continues to succeed.