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Agricultural exports increased by 43.7% in 2021 – Koya

Agricultural exports increased by 43.7% in 2021 – Koya

By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 21/04/2022
[Photo Credit: Organic Farming in Fiji]

Minister for Commerce and Trade, Faiyaz Koya says when we had virtually no tourists coming to Fiji – our economy was cushioned by Fiji’s agriculture sector.

Koya highlighted that in 2021, agricultural exports increased by 43.7 percent compared to 2019 to $284.9 million.

While speaking at the British American Tobacco Star Farmers Award, Koya says in the past two years, we have seen significant growth in export of kava, ginger and turmeric amongst other spices.

He adds compared to 2019, in 2021, the export of kava increased by 29 percent to $41.9 million, turmeric by 254 percent to $23 million, whilst spices grew by 175 percent to $31.9 million.

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