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NZ offers assistance to develop Fiji’s potato industry

11:50 Wed Aug 22, 2018


NZ offers assistance to develop Fiji’s potato industry

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Filipe Naikaso

Technical assistance is being offered by the New Zealand Government to develop Fiji’s Potato industry.

The two countries have signed a bilateral agreement which will see more assistance being given towards Fiji.

Biosecurity Authority of Fiji – CEO Hillary Kumwenda says this is an important step for Fiji to ensure the versatile crop is given the best possible platform to thrive.

“One of them is that we have agreed that going forward we are going to host one of the representatives from Potato NZ that will come to Fiji and do a trace in terms of the quality when they leave from NZ from the farm gate up to the time it comes to the wharf and right up to the shelves.”

Potatoes NZ CEO Chris Calridge says that they have also indicated to the Agriculture Ministry that they are offering scholarships to help build technical capacity for a growth of Fijian potatoes.



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