Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS
22 September, 2020, 7:54 am Central - 23°C Rain
ACCF
ACCF

$32 million worth of kava exported last year - Shaheen Ali

$32 million worth of kava exported last year - Shaheen Ali

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 09/08/2020
Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Shaheen Ali

The Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport Shaheen Ali says last year Fiji exported $32 million worth of kava to countries like the United States, New Zealand and other Pacific Island Countries.

Ali says it is currently Fiji’s 7th largest export.

Ali further says kava has evolved significantly from a ceremonial drink to a niche product for Fiji, that has captured attention globally adding it is used as a social drink and is considered a better substitute for alcohol.

He adds that in Fiji, a 2017 kava value chain analysis identified that 10,400 rural Fijian households cultivate kava as their source of livelihood.

Ali says this means, 1 in 8 rural households in Islands and Provinces such as Kadavu, Ovalau, Cakaudrove and Gau, have kava as their principal source of income.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
15 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
28 days ago

Budget Debate 2020 - 2021
Members of parliament will deliver their response to the 2020/2021 National Budget. 2020-2021 Budget ResourcesAddressEstimatesSupplementRevenue ...
57 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
Doctor allegedly assaulted by a patient's relative
A doctor who was working through the night at a public hospital in the Western Division was allegedly assaulted just before 8am today by a patient's r...
16 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Bainimarama congratulates new Japanese PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has conveyed Fiji’s well wishes to Yoshihide Suga on his appointment as the 63rd Prime Minister of Japan. In a ...
48 minutes ago

32 of the 40 drug tests conducted at Police IDC return negative while Police await 8 more results
Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair says 32 of the 40 drugs test conducted during the Police IDC have returned negative. Nair says ...
15 hours ago

33 jobs from Nasinu Town Council impacted through the outsourcing of waste collection to SCC
33 jobs have been impacted through the outsourcing of the waste collection to Suva City Council by the Nasinu Town Council. This was confirmed by ...
15 hours ago

Reach out to Fiji Swimming for swimming & water safety classes - Cheer-Dunn
Fiji Swimming and the Let’s Swim Fiji program say they are open to invitations from communities which want to be educated about the basics of ...
15 hours ago

2 men who allegedly stole from a Police Officers home remanded
Two men aged 18 and 19 who allegedly forcefully entered the home of a Police officer in Newtown in Nasinu on Saturday and stole assorted items have ...
16 hours ago

TOP