Outlook for ginger farmers is very bright as Fiji’s ginger products are sold in the UK, Europe and Australia

Outlook for ginger farmers is very bright as Fiji’s ginger products are sold in the UK, Europe and Australia

By Iva Danford
Monday 28/03/2022

The outlook for passionate ginger farmers is very bright as Fiji’s ginger products are being sold in markets across the UK, Europe and Australia.

This was highlighted in a statement by the British High Commission in Suva which also states that the farm-gate price for ginger is up by 60 percent so farmers, producers and financiers are all benefiting.

The British High Commissioner to Fiji, Doctor Brian Jones, says he has met many people in Fiji that have told him about the potential of ginger farming and export, and he is so happy the UK is engaging in such a promising sector.

Dr Jones says there is more to be done supporting the farmers and Fiji gets the best price for its world-class ginger.

He says it was great meeting Ifereimi Vasu and Jason Zhong of Qere Mai Lagi Ginger Farm and hearing their passion for ginger farming and recognise the skill and competence they have built.

Vasu and Zhong are part of an industry-wide revival in the ginger sector bringing new jobs, higher productivity and increased incomes across the entire agricultural value-chain, through the United Kingdom Trade Partnership Programme in Fiji.

The Senior Agriculture Extension Officer for the United Kingdom Trade Partnership Programme in Fiji, Mereseini Naivola says inviting both men and women to participate in training activities has resulted in men and women being seen working side-by-side on ginger farms.

Naivola says this has become a more socially acceptable practice across the ginger industry.

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