Agricultural Marketing Authority has bought over 50 tonnes of fresh produce from farmers across Fiji

Agricultural Marketing Authority has bought over 50 tonnes of fresh produce from farmers across Fiji

By Violet Matakibau
Monday 20/04/2020
[Photo: Ministry of Agriculture]

The Agricultural Marketing Authority has bought over 50 tonnes of fresh produce from farmers across Fiji in these very challenging and unprecedented times in the recent weeks,and paid $510,155.35 cash on spot for the produce.

CEO of Agricultural Marketing Authority Alvin Sharma says they bought the produce from farmers and sold them to market vendors at the same price.

Sharma says this comes after allegations where made that the Authority was doing otherwise.

He says they have provided for the farmers of Fiji, especially in the Peri-Urban and Rural areas, with a readily available outlet to sell their produce.

Sharma says the effects of TC Harold also made it even more important for farmers to harvest their crops quickly and sell it to the Authority so that it does not get damaged in the fields.

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